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Short-and-long-term highly stable oscillation and amplification of linearly polarized passively mode-locked solitonic fiber laser resonators
Author(s): M. Brotons-Gisbert; G. E. Villanueva; J. Abreu-Afonso; G. Serafino; A. Bogoni; M. V. Andrés; P. Pérez-Millán
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Paper Abstract

In this work, we present a short- and long-term operation and environmentally-stable, all-polarization-mantained, Fabry-Pérot resonator, passively mode-locked fiber laser operating in an all-anomalous-dispersion solitonic regime. Our results confirm that the highly stable operation of the laser oscillator is maintained after amplifying the laser output with a conventional EDFA. Such stability has been studied by a variety of measurements in the temporal and spectral -both optical and electrical- domains before and after amplification. Pulse durations of 540 fs, period-relative time jitters of ~0.015‰, and long-term uninterrumped operation with <1.8% variation of the individually photodetected pulse peak powers are obtained for the laser oscillator. After amplification, dispersion-induced pulse durations of ~244 fs, period-relative time jitters of ~0.019‰ and an average output power of 20mW are obtained, while maintaining the 100 dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) measured at 500 Hz offset from the fundamental harmonic frequency of the photodetected signal. We have also carried out a theoretical validation of the emission properties of our laser oscillator based on solutions of the Nonlinear Schröedinger Equation that take into account wavelength and z-position dependence of the active medium gain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9343, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVII, 93431X (14 April 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2078374
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M. Brotons-Gisbert, Univ. de València (Spain)
G. E. Villanueva, Univ. Politècnica de València (Spain)
J. Abreu-Afonso, FYLA LASER SL (Spain)
G. Serafino, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy)
A. Bogoni, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (Italy)
M. V. Andrés, Univ. de València (Spain)
P. Pérez-Millán, FYLA LASER SL (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9343:
Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVII
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko; Lutz Aschke; Kunihiko Washio, Editor(s)

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