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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Aug. 13, 2012
  • pp: 19000–19005

All-fiber normal-dispersion single-polarization passively mode-locked laser based on a 45°-tilted fiber grating

Xianglian Liu, Hushan Wang, Zhijun Yan, Yishan Wang, Wei Zhao, Wei Zhang, Lin Zhang, Zhi Yang, Xiaohong Hu, Xiaohui Li, Deyuan Shen, Cheng Li, and Guangde Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 19000-19005 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.019000


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Abstract

An all-fiber normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser with 45°-tilted fiber grating (TFG) is, to the best of our knowledge, experimentally demonstrated for the first time. Stable linearly-chirped pulses with the duration of 4 ps and the bandwidth of 9 nm can be directly generated from the laser cavity. By employing the 45° TFG with the polarization-dependent loss of 33 dB, output pulses with high polarization extinction ratio of 26 dB are implemented in the experiment. Our result shows that the 45° TFG can work effectively as a polarizer, which could be exploited to single-polarization all-fiber lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 24, 2012
Published: August 2, 2012

Citation
Xianglian Liu, Hushan Wang, Zhijun Yan, Yishan Wang, Wei Zhao, Wei Zhang, Lin Zhang, Zhi Yang, Xiaohong Hu, Xiaohui Li, Deyuan Shen, Cheng Li, and Guangde Chen, "All-fiber normal-dispersion single-polarization passively mode-locked laser based on a 45°-tilted fiber grating," Opt. Express 20, 19000-19005 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-17-19000


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