We experimentally demonstrate the operation of a figure-eight fiber laser based on a symmetrical NOLM with twisted low-birefringence fiber and a fiber Bragg grating. We investigate how the NOLM transmission affects the laser mode-locked operation.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
B. Ibarra-Escamilla, R. Grajales-Coutiño, P. Zaca-Moran, E. A. Kuzin, J. W. Haus, O. Pottiez, and R. Rojas-Laguna, "Figure-Eight Fiber Laser with a Symmetrical NOLM and a Fiber Bragg Grating," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper FThD5.
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