Abstract

This work demonstrates an actively mode-locked fiber laser operating in soliton regime and employing an all-fiber electro-optic modulator. Nonlinear polarization rotation is utilized for femtosecond pulse generation. Stable operation of the all-fiber ring laser is readily achieved at a fundamental repetition rate of 2.6 MHz and produces 460 fs pulses with a spectral bandwidth of 5.3 nm.

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2011 (4)

M. Bello-Jiménez, C. Cuadrado-Laborde, A. Diez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Experimental study of an actively mode-locked fiber ring laser based on in-fiber amplitude modulation,” Appl. Phys. B 105(2), 269–276 (2011).
[CrossRef]

I. Villegas, C. Cuadrado-Laborde, J. Abreu-Afonso, A. Diez, J. Cruz, M. Martínez-Gámez, and M. V. Andrés, “Mode-locked Yb-doped all-fiber laser based on in-fiber acoustooptic modulation,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(3), 227–231 (2011).
[CrossRef]

O. Pottiez, R. Grajales-Coutiño, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, E. A. Kuzin, and J. C. Hernández-García, “Adjustable noiselike pulses from a figure-eight fiber laser,” Appl. Opt. 50(25), E24–E31 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Campos and E. Antonio, “Study of Stability of an Erbium-doped Fiber Laser Asynchronous Modelocked at 10 GHz,” IEEE Latin Am. Transact. 9(5), 711–714 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2009 (1)

2007 (1)

2005 (1)

N. Myrén and W. Margulis, “All-fiber electrooptical mode-locking and tuning,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(10), 2047–2049 (2005).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

1996 (1)

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM's) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

T. Fujiwara, D. Wong, and S. Fleming, “Large electrooptic modulation in a thermally-poled germanosilicate fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7(10), 1177–1179 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994 (3)

P. G. Kazansky, L. Dong, and P. S. J. Russell, “High second-order nonlinearities in poled silicate fibers,” Opt. Lett. 19(10), 701–703 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. C. Long, R. A. Myers, and S. R. J. Brueck, “Measurement of linear electro-optic effect in temperature/electric-field poled optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 30(25), 2162–2163 (1994).
[CrossRef]

T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, and M. L. Dennis, “Active-passive modelocking in a single-polarisation erbium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30(13), 1051–1053 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

1992 (1)

N. J. Smith, K. J. Blow, and I. Andonovic, “Sideband generation through perturbations to the average soliton model,” J. Lightwave Technol. 10(10), 1329–1333 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991 (3)

I. N. Iii, “All-fiber ring soliton laser mode locked with a nonlinear mirror,” Opt. Lett. 16(8), 539–541 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Richardson, R. Laming, D. Payne, V. Matsas, and M. Phillips, “Selfstarting, passively modelocked erbium fibre ring laser based on the amplifying Sagnac switch,” Electron. Lett. 27(6), 542–544 (1991).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Myers, N. Mukherjee, and S. R. J. Brueck, “Large second-order nonlinearity in poled fused silica,” Opt. Lett. 16(22), 1732–1734 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1990 (1)

1989 (1)

1988 (1)

Abreu-Afonso, J.

I. Villegas, C. Cuadrado-Laborde, J. Abreu-Afonso, A. Diez, J. Cruz, M. Martínez-Gámez, and M. V. Andrés, “Mode-locked Yb-doped all-fiber laser based on in-fiber acoustooptic modulation,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(3), 227–231 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Andonovic, I.

N. J. Smith, K. J. Blow, and I. Andonovic, “Sideband generation through perturbations to the average soliton model,” J. Lightwave Technol. 10(10), 1329–1333 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Andrés, M. V.

I. Villegas, C. Cuadrado-Laborde, J. Abreu-Afonso, A. Diez, J. Cruz, M. Martínez-Gámez, and M. V. Andrés, “Mode-locked Yb-doped all-fiber laser based on in-fiber acoustooptic modulation,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(3), 227–231 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Bello-Jiménez, C. Cuadrado-Laborde, A. Diez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Experimental study of an actively mode-locked fiber ring laser based on in-fiber amplitude modulation,” Appl. Phys. B 105(2), 269–276 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Antonio, E.

C. Campos and E. Antonio, “Study of Stability of an Erbium-doped Fiber Laser Asynchronous Modelocked at 10 GHz,” IEEE Latin Am. Transact. 9(5), 711–714 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Aus der Au, J.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM's) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Baer, T.

Barad, Y.

Bello-Jiménez, M.

M. Bello-Jiménez, C. Cuadrado-Laborde, A. Diez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Experimental study of an actively mode-locked fiber ring laser based on in-fiber amplitude modulation,” Appl. Phys. B 105(2), 269–276 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Blow, K. J.

N. J. Smith, K. J. Blow, and I. Andonovic, “Sideband generation through perturbations to the average soliton model,” J. Lightwave Technol. 10(10), 1329–1333 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Braun, B.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM's) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Brueck, S. R. J.

X. C. Long, R. A. Myers, and S. R. J. Brueck, “Measurement of linear electro-optic effect in temperature/electric-field poled optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 30(25), 2162–2163 (1994).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Myers, N. Mukherjee, and S. R. J. Brueck, “Large second-order nonlinearity in poled fused silica,” Opt. Lett. 16(22), 1732–1734 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Campos, C.

C. Campos and E. Antonio, “Study of Stability of an Erbium-doped Fiber Laser Asynchronous Modelocked at 10 GHz,” IEEE Latin Am. Transact. 9(5), 711–714 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Carruthers, T. F.

T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, and M. L. Dennis, “Active-passive modelocking in a single-polarisation erbium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30(13), 1051–1053 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Cruz, J.

I. Villegas, C. Cuadrado-Laborde, J. Abreu-Afonso, A. Diez, J. Cruz, M. Martínez-Gámez, and M. V. Andrés, “Mode-locked Yb-doped all-fiber laser based on in-fiber acoustooptic modulation,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(3), 227–231 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Cruz, J. L.

M. Bello-Jiménez, C. Cuadrado-Laborde, A. Diez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Experimental study of an actively mode-locked fiber ring laser based on in-fiber amplitude modulation,” Appl. Phys. B 105(2), 269–276 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Cuadrado-Laborde, C.

M. Bello-Jiménez, C. Cuadrado-Laborde, A. Diez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Experimental study of an actively mode-locked fiber ring laser based on in-fiber amplitude modulation,” Appl. Phys. B 105(2), 269–276 (2011).
[CrossRef]

I. Villegas, C. Cuadrado-Laborde, J. Abreu-Afonso, A. Diez, J. Cruz, M. Martínez-Gámez, and M. V. Andrés, “Mode-locked Yb-doped all-fiber laser based on in-fiber acoustooptic modulation,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(3), 227–231 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Dennis, M. L.

T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, and M. L. Dennis, “Active-passive modelocking in a single-polarisation erbium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30(13), 1051–1053 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Diez, A.

M. Bello-Jiménez, C. Cuadrado-Laborde, A. Diez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Experimental study of an actively mode-locked fiber ring laser based on in-fiber amplitude modulation,” Appl. Phys. B 105(2), 269–276 (2011).
[CrossRef]

I. Villegas, C. Cuadrado-Laborde, J. Abreu-Afonso, A. Diez, J. Cruz, M. Martínez-Gámez, and M. V. Andrés, “Mode-locked Yb-doped all-fiber laser based on in-fiber acoustooptic modulation,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(3), 227–231 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Dong, L.

Doran, N. J.

Duling, I. N.

T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, and M. L. Dennis, “Active-passive modelocking in a single-polarisation erbium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30(13), 1051–1053 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Fermann, M. E.

Fleming, S.

T. Fujiwara, D. Wong, and S. Fleming, “Large electrooptic modulation in a thermally-poled germanosilicate fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7(10), 1177–1179 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Fluck, R.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM's) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Fujiwara, T.

T. Fujiwara, D. Wong, and S. Fleming, “Large electrooptic modulation in a thermally-poled germanosilicate fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7(10), 1177–1179 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Grajales-Coutiño, R.

Haberl, F.

Hall, D. W.

Haus, H. A.

Hernández-García, J. C.

Hochreiter, H.

Hofer, M.

Honninger, C.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM's) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Horowitz, M.

Ibarra-Escamilla, B.

Iii, I. N.

Ippen, E. P.

Jung, I. D.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM's) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kafka, J. D.

Kartner, F. X.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM's) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kazansky, P. G.

Keller, U.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM's) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kopf, D.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM's) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kuzin, E. A.

Laming, R.

D. Richardson, R. Laming, D. Payne, V. Matsas, and M. Phillips, “Selfstarting, passively modelocked erbium fibre ring laser based on the amplifying Sagnac switch,” Electron. Lett. 27(6), 542–544 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Long, X. C.

X. C. Long, R. A. Myers, and S. R. J. Brueck, “Measurement of linear electro-optic effect in temperature/electric-field poled optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 30(25), 2162–2163 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Margulis, W.

Martínez-Gámez, M.

I. Villegas, C. Cuadrado-Laborde, J. Abreu-Afonso, A. Diez, J. Cruz, M. Martínez-Gámez, and M. V. Andrés, “Mode-locked Yb-doped all-fiber laser based on in-fiber acoustooptic modulation,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(3), 227–231 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Matsas, V.

D. Richardson, R. Laming, D. Payne, V. Matsas, and M. Phillips, “Selfstarting, passively modelocked erbium fibre ring laser based on the amplifying Sagnac switch,” Electron. Lett. 27(6), 542–544 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Matuschek, N.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM's) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Mukherjee, N.

Myers, R. A.

X. C. Long, R. A. Myers, and S. R. J. Brueck, “Measurement of linear electro-optic effect in temperature/electric-field poled optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 30(25), 2162–2163 (1994).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Myers, N. Mukherjee, and S. R. J. Brueck, “Large second-order nonlinearity in poled fused silica,” Opt. Lett. 16(22), 1732–1734 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Myrén, N.

Nelson, L. E.

Payne, D.

D. Richardson, R. Laming, D. Payne, V. Matsas, and M. Phillips, “Selfstarting, passively modelocked erbium fibre ring laser based on the amplifying Sagnac switch,” Electron. Lett. 27(6), 542–544 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Phillips, M.

D. Richardson, R. Laming, D. Payne, V. Matsas, and M. Phillips, “Selfstarting, passively modelocked erbium fibre ring laser based on the amplifying Sagnac switch,” Electron. Lett. 27(6), 542–544 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Pottiez, O.

Richardson, D.

D. Richardson, R. Laming, D. Payne, V. Matsas, and M. Phillips, “Selfstarting, passively modelocked erbium fibre ring laser based on the amplifying Sagnac switch,” Electron. Lett. 27(6), 542–544 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Russell, P. S. J.

Silberberg, Y.

Smith, N. J.

N. J. Smith, K. J. Blow, and I. Andonovic, “Sideband generation through perturbations to the average soliton model,” J. Lightwave Technol. 10(10), 1329–1333 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Tamura, K.

Tarasenko, O.

Villegas, I.

I. Villegas, C. Cuadrado-Laborde, J. Abreu-Afonso, A. Diez, J. Cruz, M. Martínez-Gámez, and M. V. Andrés, “Mode-locked Yb-doped all-fiber laser based on in-fiber acoustooptic modulation,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(3), 227–231 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Weingarten, K. J.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM's) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Wong, D.

T. Fujiwara, D. Wong, and S. Fleming, “Large electrooptic modulation in a thermally-poled germanosilicate fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7(10), 1177–1179 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Wood, D.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

M. Bello-Jiménez, C. Cuadrado-Laborde, A. Diez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Experimental study of an actively mode-locked fiber ring laser based on in-fiber amplitude modulation,” Appl. Phys. B 105(2), 269–276 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (3)

D. Richardson, R. Laming, D. Payne, V. Matsas, and M. Phillips, “Selfstarting, passively modelocked erbium fibre ring laser based on the amplifying Sagnac switch,” Electron. Lett. 27(6), 542–544 (1991).
[CrossRef]

X. C. Long, R. A. Myers, and S. R. J. Brueck, “Measurement of linear electro-optic effect in temperature/electric-field poled optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 30(25), 2162–2163 (1994).
[CrossRef]

T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, and M. L. Dennis, “Active-passive modelocking in a single-polarisation erbium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30(13), 1051–1053 (1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM's) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Latin Am. Transact. (1)

C. Campos and E. Antonio, “Study of Stability of an Erbium-doped Fiber Laser Asynchronous Modelocked at 10 GHz,” IEEE Latin Am. Transact. 9(5), 711–714 (2011).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

T. Fujiwara, D. Wong, and S. Fleming, “Large electrooptic modulation in a thermally-poled germanosilicate fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7(10), 1177–1179 (1995).
[CrossRef]

N. Myrén and W. Margulis, “All-fiber electrooptical mode-locking and tuning,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(10), 2047–2049 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

N. J. Smith, K. J. Blow, and I. Andonovic, “Sideband generation through perturbations to the average soliton model,” J. Lightwave Technol. 10(10), 1329–1333 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

I. Villegas, C. Cuadrado-Laborde, J. Abreu-Afonso, A. Diez, J. Cruz, M. Martínez-Gámez, and M. V. Andrés, “Mode-locked Yb-doped all-fiber laser based on in-fiber acoustooptic modulation,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(3), 227–231 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Sketch of the electro- optic phase modulator (center), together with a SEM image of the 2-hole fiber cross-section (left) and a photograph of the component with a ball pen as reference (right). This 2-hole fiber has 78 cm electrodes and is spliced with SMF28 fiber leads.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Optical transmission of the Sagnac loop (blue) when 70 V voltage pulses (red) are applied to the phase modulator @ 1.88MHz.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic of the mode-locked ring fiber laser with total length of 80 m. The phase modulator is placed off center in the Sagnac loop that is marked with the dotted line. The transmission window of the loop is displayed in the inset.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Typical intensity autocorrelation trace displays a pulse with 460 fs deconvoluted FWHM. The inset shows the optical spectrum. (b) Normalized RF-spectrum of laser output (blue), at the fundamental frequency (2.6 MHz), and the electrical signal sent to the phase modulator (red). The inset shows the frequency comb of the optical signal.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Average output power (blue), and peak power of output pulses (green), as a function of pump power. The peak power is a relative measurement from the autocorrelator. (b) Consecutive autocorrelation measurement over 30 min.

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