Accession Number:

ADA459963

Title:

Dispersion Management in a Harmonically Mode-Locked Fiber Soliton Laser

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC OPTICAL SCIENCES DIV

Report Date:

1999-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Harmonically mode-locked Er-fiber soliton lasers have become a reliable source of high-repetition-rate picosecond pulses in high-speed communications and photonic analog-to-digital conversion systems because of their low-noise, dropout-free operation. We have fabricated such a laser with a strongly dispersion-managed cavity and modeled its operation, and we have found that dispersion management significantly extends the power range over which uninterrupted single-pulse production is attained and dramatically decreases the effects of amplified spontaneous emission on the phase noise of the laser.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE