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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4522–4524

Soliton mode locking fiber laser with an all-fiber polarization interference filter

Zhijun Yan, Hushan Wang, Kaiming Zhou, Yishan Wang, Cheng Li, Wei Zhao, and Lin Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4522-4524 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004522


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Abstract

An erbium doped fiber ring laser achieving soliton mode locking by the use of an intra-cavity all-fiber polarization interference filter (AFPIF) has been demonstrated. To incorporate an AFPIF with relative narrow transmission bandwidth, the laser has produced clean soliton pulses of 1.2 ps duration at a repetition rate of 14.98 MHz with a polarization extinction ratio up to 25.7 dB. Moreover, we have demonstrated that the operating wavelength of the mode locking laser can be tuned over 20 nm range from 1545 to 1565 nm by thermally tuning the AFPIF cavity.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2012
Published: October 29, 2012

Citation
Zhijun Yan, Hushan Wang, Kaiming Zhou, Yishan Wang, Cheng Li, Wei Zhao, and Lin Zhang, "Soliton mode locking fiber laser with an all-fiber polarization interference filter," Opt. Lett. 37, 4522-4524 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-21-4522

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