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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 17, 2011
  • pp: 1168–1173

Switchable, dual-wavelength passively mode-locked ultrafast fiber laser based on a single-wall carbon nanotube modelocker and intracavity loss tuning

Xin Zhao, Zheng Zheng, Lei Liu, Ya Liu, Yaxing Jiang, Xin Yang, and Jinsong Zhu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 1168-1173 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.001168


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Abstract

We demonstrate a dual-wavelength passively mode-locked soliton fiber laser based on the single-wall carbon nanotube saturable absorber. By using a simple scheme of adjusting the intracavity loss, the gain profile of the erbium-doped fiber laser is effectively controlled. Besides operating at a single wavelength, the laser is able to simultaneously generate sub-picosecond pulses at both ~1532 and 1557 nm wavelength. The mode-locking wavelength can also be quickly switched from one wavelength to the other by changing the intracavity loss with a tunable attenuator.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 2010
Published: January 11, 2011

Citation
Xin Zhao, Zheng Zheng, Lei Liu, Ya Liu, Yaxing Jiang, Xin Yang, and Jinsong Zhu, "Switchable, dual-wavelength passively mode-locked ultrafast fiber laser based on a single-wall carbon nanotube modelocker and intracavity loss tuning," Opt. Express 19, 1168-1173 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-2-1168


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