A mode-locked fiber laser generating high purity cylindrical vector beams based on a mode selective coupler in a figure-8 cavity


We propose and demonstrate an all-fiber passively mode-locked laser with pulsed cylindrical vector beam output based on a mode selective coupler (MSC) in a figure-8 cavity, The MSC made of a two mode fiber and a standard single mode fiber is used as both the intracavity transverse mode converter and mode splitter. Through adjusting the polarization state in the laser cavity, both radially and azimuthally polarized beams have been obtained with high mode purity which are measured to be > 94%. The mode-locked laser pulses have duration of 17 ns and a repetition rate of 0.66 MHz, operating near a wavelength of 1556.3 nm with a spectral bandwidth of 3.2 nm.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICOCN.2017.8121208
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
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Event Title: 16th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks, ICOCN 2017
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2017-08-07 - 2017-08-10
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiber,Lasers,Mode-locked lasers,Pulsed,Computer Networks and Communications,Instrumentation,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
ISBN: 9781538632734
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2017-12-01
Published Online Date: 2017-12-01
Accepted Date: 2017-11-30
Authors: Wang, Jie
Wan, Hongdan
Cai, Yu
Zhang, Zuxing
Sun, Bing
Zhang, Lin ( 0000-0002-1691-5577)



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