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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 18906–18911

All-fiber passively mode-locked femtosecond laser using a 45º-tilted fiber grating polarization element

Chengbo Mou, Hua Wang, Brandon G. Bale, Kaiming Zhou, Lin Zhang, and Ian Bennion  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 18906-18911 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.018906


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Abstract

We report on the demonstration of an all-fiber femtosecond erbium doped fiber laser passively mode-locked using a 45ºtilted fiber grating as an in-fiber polarizer in the laser cavity. The laser generates 600 fs pulses with output pulse energies ~1nJ. Since the 45° tilted grating has a broad polarization response, the laser output has shown a tunabilty in wavelength from 1548nm to 1562nm by simply adjusting the polarization controllers in the cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 14, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 13, 2010
Published: August 20, 2010

Citation
Chengbo Mou, Hua Wang, Brandon G. Bale, Kaiming Zhou, Lin Zhang, and Ian Bennion, "All-fiber passively mode-locked femtosecond laser using a 45º-tilted fiber grating polarization element," Opt. Express 18, 18906-18911 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-18-18906


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