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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1509–1511

A triple function linear fiber laser with passive mode-locking and continuous-wave single-wavelength and multiwavelength lasing

Jiajun Tian, Yong Yao, Jun Jun Xiao, Xiaochuan Xu, and Deying Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 8, pp. 1509-1511 (2011)

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We propose a fiber laser that can operate with passive mode-locking pulse output, continuous single-wavelength emission, and continuous multiwavelength emission. It consists of a nonlinear optical loop mirror (NOLM) in a linear cavity. The NOLM is used to induce different kinds of intensity-dependent feedback, which deter mine the operation mode of the laser. We have experimentally demonstrated that the fiber laser can easily be switched between the operation modes. The results may find useful applications in optical communication and fiber sensing.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2011
Published: April 15, 2011

Jiajun Tian, Yong Yao, Jun Jun Xiao, Xiaochuan Xu, and Deying Chen, "A triple function linear fiber laser with passive mode-locking and continuous-wave single-wavelength and multiwavelength lasing," Opt. Lett. 36, 1509-1511 (2011)

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