Abstract

A wavelength-tunable all-fiber mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser has been proposed and realized by using a supermode interference filter (SMIF). The SMIF is fabricated by splicing a segment of seven-core fiber (SCF) to two standard single-mode fibers. Since two supermodes of the propagating light are excited in the SCF, the transmission spectrum of the SMIF shows a clean broadband comb-shape characteristic. By bending the SMIF in the proposed mode-locked laser, the output spectrum can be continuously tuned in a wavelength range up to 22 nm while keeping mode-locking operation. The self-starting laser produces 230 fs pulses with a spectral width of 14 nm.

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