Intracavity-loss controlled wavelength-tunable bidirectional mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser

Abstract

Bidirectional wavelength-tunable mode-locked fiber lasers have demands for many applications. In our experiment, two frequency combs from a single bidirectional carbon nanotube mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser are obtained. Continuous wavelength tuning is demonstrated in the bidirectional ultrafast erbium-doped fiber laser for the first time. We utilized the microfiber assisted differential loss-control effect on both directions to tune operation wavelength and it presents different wavelength tuning performances in two directions. Correspondingly, the repetition rate difference can be tuned from 98.6 Hz to 32 Hz by applying strain on microfiber within 23 µm stretching length. In addition, a minor repetition rate difference variation of 4.5 Hz is achieved. Such technique may provide possibility to expand wavelength range of dual-comb spectroscopy and broad its application fields.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/oe.481788
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Computer Science and Digital Technologies > Electronics & Computer Engineering
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Computer Science and Digital Technologies
Funding Information: Funding. National Natural Science Foundation of China (61975107); Zhejiang Lab Open Research fund (K2022MH 0AB01); Center-initiated Research Project of Zhejiang Lab (K2022MH0AL05).
Additional Information: Copyright © 2023 Optica Publishing Group under the terms of the Optica Open Access Publishing Agreement
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Publication ISSN: 1094-4087
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2024 08:23
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2023 13:53
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2023-02-27
Published Online Date: 2023-02-24
Accepted Date: 2023-01-22
Authors: Dai, Lilong
Huang, Zinan
Huang, Qianqian
Al Araimi, Mohammed
Rozhin, Aleksey (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-2271-8227)
Liang, Xindong
Mou, Chengbo

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