Short-and-long-term highly stable oscillation and amplification of linearly polarized passively mode-locked solitonic fiber laser resonators

M. Brotons-Gisbert*, G. E. Villanueva, J. Abreu-Afonso, G. Serafino, A. Bogoni, M. V. Andrés, P. Pérez-Millán

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In this work, we present a short- and long-term operation and environmentally-stable, all-polarizationmantained, Fabry-Pérot resonator, passively mode-locked fiber laser operating in an all-anomalousdispersion 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVII
EditorsAlan H. Paxton, Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Kunihiko Washio, Alexis V. Kudryashov, Lutz Aschke
ISBN (Electronic)9781628414332
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2015
EventSPIE LASE 2015 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 9 Feb 201512 Feb 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceSPIE LASE 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Erbium lasers
  • Fiber lasers
  • Laser amplification
  • Laser stabilization
  • Mode-locked lasers
  • Ultrafast lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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