Spectrum-, pulsewidth-, and wavelengthswitchable all-fiber mode-locked Yb laser with fiber based birefringent filter


We examined methods of controlling the pulse duration, spectral width and wavelength of the output from an all-fiber Yb laser mode-locked by carbon nanotubes. It is shown that a segment of polarization maintaining (PM) fiber inserted into a standard single mode fiber based laser cavity can function as a spectral selective filter. Adjustment of the length of the PM fiber from 1 to 2 m led to a corresponding variation in the pulse duration from 2 to 3.8 ps, the spectral bandwidth of the laser output changes from 0.15 to 1.26 nm. Laser output wavelength detuning within up to 5 nm was demonstrated with a fixed length of the PM fiber by adjustment of the polarization controller.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.017797
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Informatics and Digital Engineering > Electrical and Electronic Engineering
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
Additional Information: ©2012 Optical Society of America
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2012-07-20
Authors: Fedotov, Y.S.
Kobtsev, S.M.
Arif, R.N.
Rozhin, A.G. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-2271-8227)
Mou, C. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-6107-3439)
Turitsyn, S.K. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-0101-3834)


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