Simulation of mode-locked ring laser based on nonlinear polarization rotation in a semiconductor optical amplifier

Z. Li, D. Lenstra, X. Yang, E. Tangdiongga, H. Ju, G.D. Khoe, H.J.S. Dorren

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Abstract

We investigate numerically the generation of sub-picosecond optical pulses using a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) and a linear polarizer placed in a ring laser configuration. Nonlinear polarization rotation in the SOA is employed as the passive mode-locking mechanism. In particular attention is paid to the pulse narrowing process. We find that pulses as short as 300 femtoseconds can be generated if the dispersion is completely compensated. Our results are well in agreement with experimental results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2004, Wroclaw, Poland, July 4-8, 2004)
Pages318-321
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event6th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2004) - Wroclaw, Poland
Duration: 4 Jul 20048 Jul 2004
Conference number: 6
http://www.nit.eu/icton-2004

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2004)
Abbreviated titleICTON 2004
CountryPoland
CityWroclaw
Period4/07/048/07/04
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