A Highly-Stable 59 GHz Soliton Source at 1550 nm

Glenn D. Bartolini, Darwin K. Serkland, William L. Kath, Prem Kumar, Doug W. Anthon, Don L. Sipes

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2 Scopus citations


A highly-stable soliton source is demonstrated by compressing the sinusoidal modulation in the output of a short-cavity Er/Yb bulk phosphate-glass laser operating simultaneously at two frequencies. The 58.55 GHz modulation is converted into a train of 3.2ps pulses by means of soliton pulse compression in a comb-like dispersion-tailored fiber. By spectrum analysis of the direct-detection photocurrent, the short-term stability of the repetition rate is shown to be 10 kHz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUltrafast Electronics and Optoelectronics, UEO 1997
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)1557524866
StatePublished - 1997
EventUltrafast Electronics and Optoelectronics, UEO 1997 - Incline Village, United States
Duration: Mar 17 1997Mar 17 1997

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceUltrafast Electronics and Optoelectronics, UEO 1997
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityIncline Village


  • Nonlinear optics - fibers
  • Optical communications
  • Pulse propagation and solitons
  • Rare earth and transition metal solid state lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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