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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4116–4119

Flexible operability and amplification of gray pulses

Xingliang Li, Shumin Zhang, Mengmeng Han, Huaxing Zhang, Fang Wen, and Zhenjun Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 14, pp. 4116-4119 (2014)

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We have investigated experimentally the flexible production and amplification of gray pulses for the first time to our knowledge. Switchable wavelengths, tunable pulse-widths, and adjustable contrasts have all been obtained in a fiber laser. Amplification of gray pulses was also experimentally investigated in detail. The contrast of the pulses could also be increased in an amplifier. The robust stability that results from the interactions between adjacent harmonic mode locking counterparts of gray pulses was found to last for up to ten hours. To the best of our knowledge, the gray pulses trains we have generated are the most stable achieved to date in an all-fiber laser system. This finding can be used as a guide for the establishment of robust gray pulses as laser sources.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 9, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2014
Published: July 7, 2014

Xingliang Li, Shumin Zhang, Mengmeng Han, Huaxing Zhang, Fang Wen, and Zhenjun Yang, "Flexible operability and amplification of gray pulses," Opt. Lett. 39, 4116-4119 (2014)

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