Switching among pulse-generation regimes in passively mode-locked fibre laser by adaptive filtering

Peng, Junsong and Boscolo, Sonia (2016). Switching among pulse-generation regimes in passively mode-locked fibre laser by adaptive filtering. IN: Laser Sources and Applications III. Mackenzie, Jacob I.; JelÍnková, Helena; Taira, Takunori and Abdou Ahmed, Marwan (eds) SPIE Proceedings . SPIE.

Abstract

We show both numerically and experimentally that dispersion management can be realized by manipulating the dispersion of a filter in a passively mode-locked fibre laser. A programmable filter the dispersion of which can be software configured is employed in the laser. Solitons, stretched-pulses, and dissipative solitons can be targeted reliably by controlling the filter transmission function only, while the length of fibres is fixed in the laser. This technique shows remarkable advantages in controlling operation regimes in ultrafast fibre lasers, in contrast to the traditional technique in which dispersion management is achieved by optimizing the relative length of fibres with opposite-sign dispersion. Our versatile ultrafast fibre laser will be attractive for applications requiring different pulse profiles such as in optical signal processing and optical communications.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2225141
Dataset DOI: https://doi.org/10.17036/e85b0a46-8602-48a7-9e6e-6233e0c7789d
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Institute of Photonics
Additional Information: -Junsong Peng and Sonia Boscolo, "Switching among pulse-generation regimes in passively mode-locked fibre laser by adaptive filtering", Proc. SPIE 9893, Laser Sources and Applications III, 98930I (April 27, 2016). Copyright 2016 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2225141 Funding: EC [Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship scheme (grant 628198)]; and Leverhulme Trust (grant RPG-278).
Event Title: Laser Sources and Applications III
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2016-04-04 - 2016-04-05
Uncontrolled Keywords: passively mode-locked fibre lasers,pulse shaping,requency filtering,nonlinear fibre optics,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Condensed Matter Physics,Computer Science Applications,Applied Mathematics,Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Full Text Link: http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=2519391
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Published Date: 2016-04-27
Authors: Peng, Junsong
Boscolo, Sonia ( 0000-0001-5388-2893)

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