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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 10906–10913

Dual-wavelength rectangular pulse Yb-doped fiber laser using a microfiber-based graphene saturable absorber

Nian Zhao, Meng Liu, Hao Liu, Xu-Wu Zheng, Qiu-Yi Ning, Ai-Ping Luo, Zhi-Chao Luo, and Wen-Cheng Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 10906-10913 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.010906


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Abstract

We reported on the generation of dual-wavelength rectangular pulses in a Yb-doped fiber laser (YDFL) by using a microfiber-based graphene saturable absorber (GSA). The duration of dual-wavelength rectangular pulse could be varied from 1.41 ns to 4.23 ns with the increasing pump power. With a tunable bandpass filter, it was found that the characteristics of the rectangular pulses centered at 1061.8 nm and 1068.8 nm are similar to each other. Moreover, the dual-wavelength switchable operation was also realized by properly rotating the polarization controllers (PCs). The demonstration of the dual-wavelength rectangular pulses from a YDFL would open some applications for fields such as spectroscopy, biomedicine and sensing research.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(250.5530) Optoelectronics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 19, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2014
Published: April 29, 2014

Citation
Nian Zhao, Meng Liu, Hao Liu, Xu-Wu Zheng, Qiu-Yi Ning, Ai-Ping Luo, Zhi-Chao Luo, and Wen-Cheng Xu, "Dual-wavelength rectangular pulse Yb-doped fiber laser using a microfiber-based graphene saturable absorber," Opt. Express 22, 10906-10913 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-9-10906


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