Sub-femtosecond timing jitter, all-fiber, CNTmode-locked Er-laser at telecom wavelength

Chur Kim, Sangho Bae, Khanh Kieu, Jungwon Kim

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Abstract

We demonstrate a 490-attosecond timing jitter (integration bandwidth: 10 kHz - 39.4 MHz) optical pulse train from a 78.7-MHz repetition rate, all-fiber soliton Er laser mode-locked by a fiber tapered carbon nanotube saturable absorber (ft-CNT-SA). To achieve this jitter performance, we searched for a net cavity dispersion condition where the Gordon-Haus jitter is minimized while maintaining stable soliton modelocking. Our result shows that optical pulse trains with well below a femtosecond timing jitter can be generated from a self-starting and robust all-fiber laser operating at telecom wavelength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26533-26541
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Volume21
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 4 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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