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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 19 — Sep. 12, 2011
  • pp: 18339–18344

Polarization dynamics in dissipative soliton fiber lasers mode-locked by nonlinear polarization rotation

Lingjie Kong, Xiaosheng Xiao, and Changxi Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 19, pp. 18339-18344 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.018339


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Abstract

We numerically studied the polarization dynamics in dissipative soliton lasers mode-locked by nonlinear polarization rotation (NPR). It was found that the polarization states of the intracavity dissipative soliton vary with time across the pulse. Depending on output coupling ratios, the polarization states of the pulse peak before the polarizer can be either nearly circular or nearly linear polarizations. The polarization dependent component in NPR is found to play a role of spectral filter under high and medium output coupling. However, NPR may work as a weak optical limiter under low output coupling, when additional spectral filtering is necessary to maintain steady mode-locking state.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2011
Published: September 6, 2011

Citation
Lingjie Kong, Xiaosheng Xiao, and Changxi Yang, "Polarization dynamics in dissipative soliton fiber lasers mode-locked by nonlinear polarization rotation," Opt. Express 19, 18339-18344 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-19-18339


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