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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — Mar. 10, 2014
  • pp: 5442–5447

Observation of vector- and scalar-pulse in a nanotube-mode-locked fiber laser

Ling Yun, Xueming Liu, and Dongdong Han  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 5442-5447 (2014)

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We report the experimental observations of vector pulse trapping and scalar dissipative soliton in a compact nanotube-mode-locked all-fiber laser for the first time to our best knowledge. The vector pulse exhibits a smooth Gaussian spectral profile without any sidebands. Although two orthogonally polarized components of the vector pulse have different central wavelengths, they copropagate as a unit in the laser cavity with the same speed. The scalar dissipative soliton shows a rectangular spectrum with pulse duration of ~13 ps, and can be compressed to ~320 fs external to the cavity. This flexible laser provides stable, ultrashort vector- and scalar-pulsed sources, which is convenient and attractive for practical applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 14, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2014
Published: February 28, 2014

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Ling Yun, Xueming Liu, and Dongdong Han, "Observation of vector- and scalar-pulse in a nanotube-mode-locked fiber laser," Opt. Express 22, 5442-5447 (2014)

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