Abstract

We report the generation of tunable single- and dual-wavelength dissipative solitons in an all-normal-dispersion mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser, to the best of our knowledge, for the first time. Besides single-wavelength mode-locking, dual-wavelength mode-locking was achieved using an in-line birefringence fiber filter with periodic multiple passbands, which not only allows multiple wavelengths to oscillate simultaneously but also performs spectrum modulation on highly chirped dissipative pulse. Furthermore, taking advantage of the tunability of the birefringence fiber filter, wavelength tuning for both single- and dual-wavelength dissipative soliton mode-locking was realized. The dual-wavelength operation is also switchable. The all-fiber dissipative laser with flexible outputs can meet diverse application needs.

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X. Zhu, C. Wang, S. Liu, D. Hu, J. Wang, and C. Zhu, “Switchable dual-wavelength and passively mode-locked all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.23(14), 956–958 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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C. O’Riordan and M. J. Connelly, “Multiwavelength actively mode-locked fiber ring laser with a dispersion compensated cavity,” Opt. Commun.283(9), 1865–1868 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Z. C. Luo, A. P. Luo, W. C. Xu, H. S. Yin, J. R. Liu, Q. Ye, and Z. J. Fang, “Tunable multiwavelength passively mode-locked fiber ring laser using intracavity birefringence-induced comb filter,” IEEE Photon. J.2(4), 571–577 (2010).
[CrossRef]

K. Ozgören and F. Ö. Ilday, “All-fiber all-normal dispersion laser with a fiber-based Lyot filter,” Opt. Lett.35(8), 1296–1298 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (3)

2008 (3)

2006 (2)

2005 (1)

D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, B. Zhao, and A. Q. Liu, “Mechanism of multisoliton formation and soliton energy quantization in passively mode-locked fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A72(4), 043816 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

M. Zhang, D. N. Wang, H. Li, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, “Tunable dual-wavelength picosecond pulse generation by the use of two Fabry-Pespl acuterot laser diodes in an external injection seeding scheme,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.14(1), 92–94 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

G. E. Town, L. Chen, and P. W. E. Smith, “Dual wavelength modelocked fiber laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.12(11), 1459–1461 (2000).
[CrossRef]

K. Vlachos, K. Zoiros, T. Houbavlis, and H. Avramopoulos, “10 x 30 GHz pulse train generation from semiconductor amplifier fiber ring laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.12(1), 25–27 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

Avramopoulos, H.

K. Vlachos, K. Zoiros, T. Houbavlis, and H. Avramopoulos, “10 x 30 GHz pulse train generation from semiconductor amplifier fiber ring laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.12(1), 25–27 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bale, B. G.

Besnard, P.

Boscolo, S.

Buckley, J.

Chen, L.

G. E. Town, L. Chen, and P. W. E. Smith, “Dual wavelength modelocked fiber laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.12(11), 1459–1461 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Chen, X.

Chong, A.

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, “Dissipative solitons in normal-dispersion fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A77(2), 023814 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Chong, J. Buckley, W. Renninger, and F. Wise, “All-normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber laser,” Opt. Express14(21), 10095–10100 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Connelly, M. J.

C. O’Riordan and M. J. Connelly, “Multiwavelength actively mode-locked fiber ring laser with a dispersion compensated cavity,” Opt. Commun.283(9), 1865–1868 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Demokan, M. S.

M. Zhang, D. N. Wang, H. Li, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, “Tunable dual-wavelength picosecond pulse generation by the use of two Fabry-Pespl acuterot laser diodes in an external injection seeding scheme,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.14(1), 92–94 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Fang, Z. J.

Z. C. Luo, A. P. Luo, W. C. Xu, H. S. Yin, J. R. Liu, Q. Ye, and Z. J. Fang, “Tunable multiwavelength passively mode-locked fiber ring laser using intracavity birefringence-induced comb filter,” IEEE Photon. J.2(4), 571–577 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Houbavlis, T.

K. Vlachos, K. Zoiros, T. Houbavlis, and H. Avramopoulos, “10 x 30 GHz pulse train generation from semiconductor amplifier fiber ring laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.12(1), 25–27 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hu, D.

X. Zhu, C. Wang, S. Liu, D. Hu, J. Wang, and C. Zhu, “Switchable dual-wavelength and passively mode-locked all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.23(14), 956–958 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Ilday, F. Ö.

Jiang, M. H.

Jin, W.

M. Zhang, D. N. Wang, H. Li, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, “Tunable dual-wavelength picosecond pulse generation by the use of two Fabry-Pespl acuterot laser diodes in an external injection seeding scheme,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.14(1), 92–94 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Koh, J.

Kuang, Q. Q.

P. S. Liang, Z. X. Zhang, Q. Q. Kuang, and M. H. Sang, “All-fiber birefringent filter with fine tunability and changeable spacing,” Laser Phys.19(11), 2124–2128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kuksenkov, D. V.

LaRochelle, S.

Li, H.

M. Zhang, D. N. Wang, H. Li, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, “Tunable dual-wavelength picosecond pulse generation by the use of two Fabry-Pespl acuterot laser diodes in an external injection seeding scheme,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.14(1), 92–94 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Li, M. J.

Li, S.

Liang, P. S.

P. S. Liang, Z. X. Zhang, Q. Q. Kuang, and M. H. Sang, “All-fiber birefringent filter with fine tunability and changeable spacing,” Laser Phys.19(11), 2124–2128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lin, J. T.

Liu, A. Q.

D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, B. Zhao, and A. Q. Liu, “Mechanism of multisoliton formation and soliton energy quantization in passively mode-locked fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A72(4), 043816 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J. R.

Z. C. Luo, A. P. Luo, W. C. Xu, H. S. Yin, J. R. Liu, Q. Ye, and Z. J. Fang, “Tunable multiwavelength passively mode-locked fiber ring laser using intracavity birefringence-induced comb filter,” IEEE Photon. J.2(4), 571–577 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Liu, S.

X. Zhu, C. Wang, S. Liu, D. Hu, J. Wang, and C. Zhu, “Switchable dual-wavelength and passively mode-locked all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.23(14), 956–958 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Luo, A. P.

Z. C. Luo, A. P. Luo, W. C. Xu, H. S. Yin, J. R. Liu, Q. Ye, and Z. J. Fang, “Tunable multiwavelength passively mode-locked fiber ring laser using intracavity birefringence-induced comb filter,” IEEE Photon. J.2(4), 571–577 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Luo, H.

Luo, Z. C.

Z. C. Luo, A. P. Luo, W. C. Xu, H. S. Yin, J. R. Liu, Q. Ye, and Z. J. Fang, “Tunable multiwavelength passively mode-locked fiber ring laser using intracavity birefringence-induced comb filter,” IEEE Photon. J.2(4), 571–577 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Maran, J. N.

Nolan, D. A.

O’Riordan, C.

C. O’Riordan and M. J. Connelly, “Multiwavelength actively mode-locked fiber ring laser with a dispersion compensated cavity,” Opt. Commun.283(9), 1865–1868 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ozgören, K.

Pérez-Millán, P.

Qian, L. J.

Renninger, W.

Renninger, W. H.

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, “Dissipative solitons in normal-dispersion fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A77(2), 023814 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sang, M. H.

P. S. Liang, Z. X. Zhang, Q. Q. Kuang, and M. H. Sang, “All-fiber birefringent filter with fine tunability and changeable spacing,” Laser Phys.19(11), 2124–2128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Smith, P. W. E.

G. E. Town, L. Chen, and P. W. E. Smith, “Dual wavelength modelocked fiber laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.12(11), 1459–1461 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Tang, D. Y.

Tao, X. T.

Town, G. E.

G. E. Town, L. Chen, and P. W. E. Smith, “Dual wavelength modelocked fiber laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.12(11), 1459–1461 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Turitsyn, S. K.

Villanueva, G. E.

Vlachos, K.

K. Vlachos, K. Zoiros, T. Houbavlis, and H. Avramopoulos, “10 x 30 GHz pulse train generation from semiconductor amplifier fiber ring laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.12(1), 25–27 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Wang, C.

X. Zhu, C. Wang, S. Liu, D. Hu, J. Wang, and C. Zhu, “Switchable dual-wavelength and passively mode-locked all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.23(14), 956–958 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Wang, D. N.

M. Zhang, D. N. Wang, H. Li, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, “Tunable dual-wavelength picosecond pulse generation by the use of two Fabry-Pespl acuterot laser diodes in an external injection seeding scheme,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.14(1), 92–94 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J.

X. Zhu, C. Wang, S. Liu, D. Hu, J. Wang, and C. Zhu, “Switchable dual-wavelength and passively mode-locked all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.23(14), 956–958 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J. Y.

Wise, F.

Wise, F. W.

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, “Dissipative solitons in normal-dispersion fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A77(2), 023814 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Wu, J.

Wu, X.

Xia, Y.

Xie, G. Q.

Xu, K.

Xu, W. C.

Z. C. Luo, A. P. Luo, W. C. Xu, H. S. Yin, J. R. Liu, Q. Ye, and Z. J. Fang, “Tunable multiwavelength passively mode-locked fiber ring laser using intracavity birefringence-induced comb filter,” IEEE Photon. J.2(4), 571–577 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yagi, T.

Ye, Q.

Z. C. Luo, A. P. Luo, W. C. Xu, H. S. Yin, J. R. Liu, Q. Ye, and Z. J. Fang, “Tunable multiwavelength passively mode-locked fiber ring laser using intracavity birefringence-induced comb filter,” IEEE Photon. J.2(4), 571–577 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yin, H. S.

Z. C. Luo, A. P. Luo, W. C. Xu, H. S. Yin, J. R. Liu, Q. Ye, and Z. J. Fang, “Tunable multiwavelength passively mode-locked fiber ring laser using intracavity birefringence-induced comb filter,” IEEE Photon. J.2(4), 571–577 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yu, H. H.

Zenteno, L. A.

Zhan, L.

Zhang, H.

Zhang, H. J.

Zhang, M.

M. Zhang, D. N. Wang, H. Li, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, “Tunable dual-wavelength picosecond pulse generation by the use of two Fabry-Pespl acuterot laser diodes in an external injection seeding scheme,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.14(1), 92–94 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Z.

Zhang, Z. G.

Zhang, Z. X.

P. S. Liang, Z. X. Zhang, Q. Q. Kuang, and M. H. Sang, “All-fiber birefringent filter with fine tunability and changeable spacing,” Laser Phys.19(11), 2124–2128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, B.

D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, B. Zhao, and A. Q. Liu, “Mechanism of multisoliton formation and soliton energy quantization in passively mode-locked fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A72(4), 043816 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, L. M.

H. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, X. Wu, and L. M. Zhao, “Multi-wavelength dissipative soliton operation of an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Express17(15), 12692–12697 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, B. Zhao, and A. Q. Liu, “Mechanism of multisoliton formation and soliton energy quantization in passively mode-locked fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A72(4), 043816 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, C.

X. Zhu, C. Wang, S. Liu, D. Hu, J. Wang, and C. Zhu, “Switchable dual-wavelength and passively mode-locked all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.23(14), 956–958 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, X.

X. Zhu, C. Wang, S. Liu, D. Hu, J. Wang, and C. Zhu, “Switchable dual-wavelength and passively mode-locked all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.23(14), 956–958 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zoiros, K.

K. Vlachos, K. Zoiros, T. Houbavlis, and H. Avramopoulos, “10 x 30 GHz pulse train generation from semiconductor amplifier fiber ring laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.12(1), 25–27 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. J. (1)

Z. C. Luo, A. P. Luo, W. C. Xu, H. S. Yin, J. R. Liu, Q. Ye, and Z. J. Fang, “Tunable multiwavelength passively mode-locked fiber ring laser using intracavity birefringence-induced comb filter,” IEEE Photon. J.2(4), 571–577 (2010).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (4)

G. E. Town, L. Chen, and P. W. E. Smith, “Dual wavelength modelocked fiber laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.12(11), 1459–1461 (2000).
[CrossRef]

K. Vlachos, K. Zoiros, T. Houbavlis, and H. Avramopoulos, “10 x 30 GHz pulse train generation from semiconductor amplifier fiber ring laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.12(1), 25–27 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. Zhang, D. N. Wang, H. Li, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, “Tunable dual-wavelength picosecond pulse generation by the use of two Fabry-Pespl acuterot laser diodes in an external injection seeding scheme,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.14(1), 92–94 (2002).
[CrossRef]

X. Zhu, C. Wang, S. Liu, D. Hu, J. Wang, and C. Zhu, “Switchable dual-wavelength and passively mode-locked all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.23(14), 956–958 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. (1)

P. S. Liang, Z. X. Zhang, Q. Q. Kuang, and M. H. Sang, “All-fiber birefringent filter with fine tunability and changeable spacing,” Laser Phys.19(11), 2124–2128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

C. O’Riordan and M. J. Connelly, “Multiwavelength actively mode-locked fiber ring laser with a dispersion compensated cavity,” Opt. Commun.283(9), 1865–1868 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (7)

Phys. Rev. A (2)

D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, B. Zhao, and A. Q. Liu, “Mechanism of multisoliton formation and soliton energy quantization in passively mode-locked fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A72(4), 043816 (2005).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, “Dissipative solitons in normal-dispersion fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A77(2), 023814 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of dual-wavelength dissipative soliton fiber laser. WDM: wavelength-division multiplexer; YDF: Yb-doped fiber; PC: polarization controller; PDI: polarization-dependent isolator; PMF: polarization-maintaining fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Simulated transmission spectra of the birefringence fiber filter with tunable filtering wavelength under four different polarization states, (b) experimental triple-wavelength CW laser operation.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Single-wavelength dissipative soliton output: (a) spectrum on linear scale, (b) spectrum on logarithmic scale, (c) pulse train, (d) autocorrelation trace.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

The tunability of single-wavelength dissipative soliton.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Dual-wavelength dissipative soliton output: (a) spectrum on linear scale, (b) spectrum on logarithmic scale, (c) synchronized dual-color pulse train, (d) autocorrelation of dual-wavelength dissipative soliton along with that of single-wavelength for comparison.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

(a) The formation dynamics and (b) switchability of the dual-wavelength dissipative soliton from two CWs.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

The tunability of dual-wavelength dissipative soliton mode-locking.

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