Abstract

The broadband gain bandwidth of thulium-doped fibers ranging from 1.8 to 2.1 µm makes them an excellent choice for the generation of ultrafast mode-locked pulses in the mid-infrared spectral region. Therefore, ultrafast lasers operating at 2 µm have attracted significant interest in the research community in recent years due to their wide range of applications including medicine, material processing, spectroscopy, remote sensing, and supercontinuum generation [1-3]. To date, many different configurations for passively mode-locked thulium-doped fiber lasers (TDFL) have been proposed. In order to develop a self-starting and environmentally stable ultrafast laser we use an all-PM-fiber technology and a nonlinear fiber loop mirror [4] (NOLM) as an artificial saturable absorber.

© 2019 IEEE

PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription