Dissipative solitons generated from a mode-locked Raman laser
The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2015
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Stolen, et al. introduced synchronously pumped oscillators where gain was achieved through stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) as a method to reach wavelengths outside of the limited range covered by laser gain media . Raman lasers are thus pumped by another laser source and generate a frequency-shifted Stokes (or anti Stokes) wave. Raman solitons which are generated by this technique typically require km-long cavities, require anomalous-dispersion fibers and are limited to low pulse energies . Self-similarly evolving parabolic pulses have also been generated, but required km-long fibers and achieved 6 ps duration . Here, we present a new type of Raman oscillator, which supports dissipative solitons, does not require anomalous dispersion and a km-long cavity.