Low-threshold 115-GHz continuous-wave modulational-instability erbium-doped fiber laser

Eiji Yoshida, Masataka Nakazawa

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Abstract

A pulse train with a repetition rate of 115 GHz was obtained at 1.55 μm from a continuous-wave modulational-instability erbium-doped fiber laser. This laser has a Fabry-Perot filter whose free spectral range is set at 115 GHz, corresponding to the modulational-instability gain peak. This filter enables us to initiate modulational instability easily with a low threshold and produce a stable, continuous-wave pulse train. The stability of the pulse train is greatly improved by suppression of supermode noise with a combination of self-phase modulation and a narrow-band optical filter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1409-1411
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume22
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Sep 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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