Thulium-doped all-fiber mode-locked laser based on NPR and 45°-tilted fiber grating


A nonlinear polarization rotation based all-fiber passively modelocked Tm3+-doped fiber laser is demonstrated by using a 45° tilted fiber grating (TFG) as an in-line polarizer. The 45° TFG centered at 2000 nm with polarization dependent loss (PDL) of >12 dB at 1850 nm∼2150 nm range was UV inscribed for the first time in SM28 fiber using a 244 nm Ar+ continuous wave laser and a phase mask with 25 mm long uniform pitch and titled period pattern of 33.7° with respect to the fiber axis. Stable soliton pulses centered at 1992.7 nm with 2.02 nm FWHM bandwidth were produced at a repetition rate of 1.902 MHz with pulse duration of 2.2 ps and pulse energy of 74.6 pJ. As increased pump power, the laser also can operate at noise-like regime with 18.1 nm FWHM bandwidth and pulse energy of up to 250.1 nJ. Using the same 45° TFG, both stable soliton and noise-like mode-locking centered at ∼1970 nm and ∼2050 nm, were also achieved by shortening and extending the length of Tm3+-doped fiber, respectively, exhibiting advantages of broadband and low insertion loss at 2 μm band.

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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)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2014-12-05
Published Online Date: 2014-12-01
Accepted Date: 2014-11-12
Submitted Date: 2014-10-13
Authors: Li, Jianfeng
Yan, Zhijun
Sun, Zhongyuan
Luo, Hongyu
He, Yulian
Li, Zhuo
Liu, Yong
Zhang, Lin (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-1691-5577)


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