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15 October 2015 Generation and propagation of stretched-pulse with sidebands
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Proceedings Volume 9671, AOPC 2015: Advances in Laser Technology and Applications; 967122 (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2202961
Event: Applied Optics and Photonics China (AOPC2015), 2015, Beijing, China
Abstract
We report on the generation and propagation of stretched-pulse in an erbium-doped fiber laser with near-zero dispersion. The pulse exhibits broadband spectrum with sidebands on long-wavelength side, which may be attributed to the strong gain and loss perturbations induced by the long cavity. After the extra-cavity propagation via a 19-m single-mode fiber (SMF), the spectrum of pulses almost keeps unchanged whereas the pulse duration broadens from 0.22 to 6.33 ps, indicating that fiber dispersion plays a key role in pulse propagation. Moreover, the evolution of pulse duration in SMF is in good agreement with that of theoretical predictions. This pulse evolution through extra-cavity fiber is quite different from the evolution of dissipative solitons, in which the pulses are compressed rather than broadened.
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Yani Zhang "Generation and propagation of stretched-pulse with sidebands", Proc. SPIE 9671, AOPC 2015: Advances in Laser Technology and Applications, 967122 (15 October 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2202961
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