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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1589–1593

Experimental and theoretical study of the weak-modulation all-normal-dispersion mode-locked fiber lasers

Jie Zhou, Ping Yan, Dongsheng Wang, and Mali Gong  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 8, pp. 1589-1593 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.001589


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Abstract

Two mode-lock regimes are observed experimentally and theoretically in the all-normal-dispersion fiber lasers: strong- and weak-modulation regimes. The pulse properties of these two regimes are investigated and summarized. The weak-modulation regime provides stable mode-locked pulses with picosecond pulse duration and broad spectrum linewidth. It well fits the chirped-pulse amplification as a seed source. An all-fiber all-normal-dispersion fiber ring laser is established. Stable mode-locked pulses with a pulse duration of 75 ps and a linewidth of 17.8 nm are obtained. The experimental results have a good agreement with the weak-modulation regime predicted in theory.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2010
Published: July 16, 2010

Citation
Jie Zhou, Ping Yan, Dongsheng Wang, and Mali Gong, "Experimental and theoretical study of the weak-modulation all-normal-dispersion mode-locked fiber lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1589-1593 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-8-1589


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