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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2998–3003

Mode-locked fiber lasers based on doped fiber arrays

Xiao Zhang and Yanrong Song  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 14, pp. 2998-3003 (2014)

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We designed a new kind of mode-locked fiber laser based on fiber arrays, where the central core is doped. A theoretical model is given for an all-fiber self-starting mode-locked laser based on this kind of doped fiber array. Two different kinds of fiber lasers with negative dispersion and positive dispersion are simulated and discussed. The stable mode-locked pulses are generated from initial noise conditions by the realistic parameters. The process of self-starting mode-locking multipulse transition and the relationship between the energy of the central core and the propagation distance of the pulses are discussed. Finally, we analyze the difference between the averaged mode-locked laser and the discrete mode-locked laser.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2014
Published: May 5, 2014

Xiao Zhang and Yanrong Song, "Mode-locked fiber lasers based on doped fiber arrays," Appl. Opt. 53, 2998-3003 (2014)

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