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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 13 — Jun. 26, 2006
  • pp: 6098–6102

Wavelength tunable stretched-pulse mode-locked all-fiber erbium ring laser with single polarization fiber

Shenping Li, Xin Chen, Dmitri V. Kuksenkov, Joohyun Koh, Ming-Jun Li, Luis A. Zenteno, and Daniel A. Nolan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 13, pp. 6098-6102 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.006098


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Abstract

A wavelength tunable stretched-pulse mode-locked all-fiber ring laser using single polarization fiber (SPF) was demonstrated. In this laser, a segment of SPF was used simultaneously as a polarizer and a tunable filter in the laser cavity. Self-starting mode-locking with femtosecond output pulses was demonstrated. A wavelength tuning of ~20nm was achieved by bending the SPF with different radii.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 13, 2006
Published: June 26, 2006

Citation
Shenping Li, Xin Chen, Dmitri V. Kuksenkov, Joohyun Koh, Ming-Jun Li, Luis A. Zenteno, and Daniel A. Nolan, "Wavelength tunable stretched-pulse mode-locked all-fiber erbium ring laser with single polarization fiber," Opt. Express 14, 6098-6102 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-13-6098


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