Pump-controlled flexible generation between dissipative soliton and noise-like pulses from a mode-locked Er-doped fiber laser

Cheng, Xi, Huang, Qianqian, Zou, Chuanhang, Mou, Chengbo, Yan, Zhijun, Zhou, Kaiming and Zhang, Lin (2019). Pump-controlled flexible generation between dissipative soliton and noise-like pulses from a mode-locked Er-doped fiber laser. Applied Optics, 58 (14), pp. 3932-3937.

Abstract

We experimentally investigate the alternative generation of dissipative solitons (DSs) or noise-like pulses (NLPs) from a passively mode-locked Er-doped all-fiber laser with a 45° tilted fiber grating (45° TFG). The 45° TFG serves as an in-fiber polarizer for mode locking in the all-fiber laser cavity. Under the fixed orientations of the polarization controllers, flexible generation between DSs and NLPs can be precisely controlled by adjusting the pump power only. To the best of our knowledge, the total cavity length 4.92 m of our fiber laser is the shortest one among all NLP fiber lasers. We obtain the DS with 3 dB bandwidth of 20.4 nm centered at 1577 nm and the NLP with 3 dB bandwidth of 25.2 nm centered at 1574 nm. The fundamental repetition rate of the mode-locked pulses is 42.3 MHz. This DS-NLP switchable Er-doped fiber laser can be regarded as a multifunctional optical source for diverse practical and potential applications.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.58.003932
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics,Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Published Date: 2019-05-10
Authors: Cheng, Xi
Huang, Qianqian
Zou, Chuanhang
Mou, Chengbo
Yan, Zhijun
Zhou, Kaiming ( 0000-0002-6011-1912)
Zhang, Lin ( 0000-0002-1691-5577)

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