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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 12014–12021

Experimental and numerical studies of mode-locked fiber laser with large normal and anomalous dispersion

Lei Zhang, A. R. El-Damak, Yan Feng, and Xijia Gu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 12014-12021 (2013)

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An ytterbium-doped mode-locked fiber laser was demonstrated with a chirped fiber Bragg grating for dispersion management. The cavity net dispersion could be changed from large normal dispersion (2.4 ps2) to large anomalous dispersion (−2.0 ps2), depending on the direction of the chirped Bragg grating in laser cavity. The proposed fiber lasers with large normal dispersion generated stable pulses with a pulse width of <1.1 ns and a pulse energy of 1.5 nJ. The laser with large anomalous dispersion generated wavelength-tunable soliton with a pulse width of 2.7 ps and pulse energy of 0.13 nJ. A theoretical model was established and used to verify the experimental observations.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(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

Original Manuscript: January 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 1, 2013
Published: May 9, 2013

Lei Zhang, A. R. El-Damak, Yan Feng, and Xijia Gu, "Experimental and numerical studies of mode-locked fiber laser with large normal and anomalous dispersion," Opt. Express 21, 12014-12021 (2013)

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