Abstract

We report on the observation of both stable dissipative solitons and noise-like pulses with the presence of strong Raman scattering in a relatively short all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser. We show that Raman scattering can be filtered out by intracavity filter. Furthermore, by appropriate intracavity polarization control, the Raman effect can be utilized to generate broadband noise-like pulses (NLPs) with bandwidth up to 61.4 nm. To the best of our knowledge, this is the broadest NLP achieved in all-normal-dispersion fiber lasers.

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2014 (1)

S. A. Babin, E. V. Podivilov, D. S. Kharenko, A. E. Bednyakova, M. P. Fedoruk, V. L. Kalashnikov, and A. Apolonski, “Multicolour nonlinearly bound chirped dissipative solitons,” Nat. Commun. 5, 4653 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2013 (3)

2012 (2)

L. A. Vazquez-Zuniga and Y. Jeong, “Super-broadband noise-like pulse erbium-doped fiber ring laser with a highly nonlinear fiber for Raman gain enhancement,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 24(17), 1549–1551 (2012).
[Crossref]

D. S. Kharenko, E. V. Podivilov, A. A. Apolonski, and S. A. Babin, “20 nJ 200 fs all-fiber highly chirped dissipative soliton oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 37(19), 4104–4106 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2010 (1)

2009 (1)

2008 (1)

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm Bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
[Crossref]

2007 (2)

2006 (2)

2005 (1)

1997 (1)

1993 (1)

1991 (1)

Aguergaray, C.

Apolonski, A.

S. A. Babin, E. V. Podivilov, D. S. Kharenko, A. E. Bednyakova, M. P. Fedoruk, V. L. Kalashnikov, and A. Apolonski, “Multicolour nonlinearly bound chirped dissipative solitons,” Nat. Commun. 5, 4653 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. E. Bednyakova, S. A. Babin, D. S. Kharenko, E. V. Podivilov, M. P. Fedoruk, V. L. Kalashnikov, and A. Apolonski, “Evolution of dissipative solitons in a fiber laser oscillator in the presence of strong Raman scattering,” Opt. Express 21(18), 20556–20564 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Apolonski, A. A.

Babin, S. A.

Barad, Y.

Bednyakova, A. E.

S. A. Babin, E. V. Podivilov, D. S. Kharenko, A. E. Bednyakova, M. P. Fedoruk, V. L. Kalashnikov, and A. Apolonski, “Multicolour nonlinearly bound chirped dissipative solitons,” Nat. Commun. 5, 4653 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. E. Bednyakova, S. A. Babin, D. S. Kharenko, E. V. Podivilov, M. P. Fedoruk, V. L. Kalashnikov, and A. Apolonski, “Evolution of dissipative solitons in a fiber laser oscillator in the presence of strong Raman scattering,” Opt. Express 21(18), 20556–20564 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Broderick, N. G. R.

Buckley, J.

Cheng, T. H.

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm Bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
[Crossref]

Chong, A.

Erkintalo, M.

Fedoruk, M. P.

S. A. Babin, E. V. Podivilov, D. S. Kharenko, A. E. Bednyakova, M. P. Fedoruk, V. L. Kalashnikov, and A. Apolonski, “Multicolour nonlinearly bound chirped dissipative solitons,” Nat. Commun. 5, 4653 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. E. Bednyakova, S. A. Babin, D. S. Kharenko, E. V. Podivilov, M. P. Fedoruk, V. L. Kalashnikov, and A. Apolonski, “Evolution of dissipative solitons in a fiber laser oscillator in the presence of strong Raman scattering,” Opt. Express 21(18), 20556–20564 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fu, X. Q.

Ganeev, R. A.

Haus, H. A.

Horowitz, M.

Iii, I. N.

Ippen, E. P.

Jeong, Y.

L. A. Vazquez-Zuniga and Y. Jeong, “Super-broadband noise-like pulse erbium-doped fiber ring laser with a highly nonlinear fiber for Raman gain enhancement,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 24(17), 1549–1551 (2012).
[Crossref]

Kalashnikov, V. L.

S. A. Babin, E. V. Podivilov, D. S. Kharenko, A. E. Bednyakova, M. P. Fedoruk, V. L. Kalashnikov, and A. Apolonski, “Multicolour nonlinearly bound chirped dissipative solitons,” Nat. Commun. 5, 4653 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. E. Bednyakova, S. A. Babin, D. S. Kharenko, E. V. Podivilov, M. P. Fedoruk, V. L. Kalashnikov, and A. Apolonski, “Evolution of dissipative solitons in a fiber laser oscillator in the presence of strong Raman scattering,” Opt. Express 21(18), 20556–20564 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kharenko, D. S.

Kobtsev, S.

Kukarin, S.

Kuroda, H.

Latkin, A.

Lin, C. H.

A. K. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, F. H. Tsai, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “A controllable noise-like operation regime in a Yb-doped dispersion-mapped fiber ring laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(4), 045104 (2013).
[Crossref]

Lu, C.

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm Bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
[Crossref]

Nelson, L. E.

Pan, C. L.

A. K. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, F. H. Tsai, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “A controllable noise-like operation regime in a Yb-doped dispersion-mapped fiber ring laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(4), 045104 (2013).
[Crossref]

Podivilov, E. V.

Renninger, W.

Renninger, W. H.

Runge, A.

Silberberg, Y.

Smirnov, S.

Suzuki, M.

Tam, H. Y.

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm Bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
[Crossref]

Tamura, K.

Tang, D.

Tang, D. Y.

Tsai, F. H.

A. K. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, F. H. Tsai, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “A controllable noise-like operation regime in a Yb-doped dispersion-mapped fiber ring laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(4), 045104 (2013).
[Crossref]

Turitsyn, S.

Vazquez-Zuniga, L. A.

L. A. Vazquez-Zuniga and Y. Jeong, “Super-broadband noise-like pulse erbium-doped fiber ring laser with a highly nonlinear fiber for Raman gain enhancement,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 24(17), 1549–1551 (2012).
[Crossref]

Wang, C. L.

A. K. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, F. H. Tsai, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “A controllable noise-like operation regime in a Yb-doped dispersion-mapped fiber ring laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(4), 045104 (2013).
[Crossref]

Wen, S. C.

Wise, F.

Wise, F. W.

Wu, J.

Wu, X.

Yoneya, S.

You, Y. J.

A. K. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, F. H. Tsai, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “A controllable noise-like operation regime in a Yb-doped dispersion-mapped fiber ring laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(4), 045104 (2013).
[Crossref]

Zaytsev, A. K.

A. K. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, F. H. Tsai, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “A controllable noise-like operation regime in a Yb-doped dispersion-mapped fiber ring laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(4), 045104 (2013).
[Crossref]

Zhang, H.

Zhao, B.

Zhao, L.

Zhao, L. M.

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (1)

L. A. Vazquez-Zuniga and Y. Jeong, “Super-broadband noise-like pulse erbium-doped fiber ring laser with a highly nonlinear fiber for Raman gain enhancement,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 24(17), 1549–1551 (2012).
[Crossref]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

A. K. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, F. H. Tsai, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “A controllable noise-like operation regime in a Yb-doped dispersion-mapped fiber ring laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(4), 045104 (2013).
[Crossref]

Nat. Commun. (1)

S. A. Babin, E. V. Podivilov, D. S. Kharenko, A. E. Bednyakova, M. P. Fedoruk, V. L. Kalashnikov, and A. Apolonski, “Multicolour nonlinearly bound chirped dissipative solitons,” Nat. Commun. 5, 4653 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (1)

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm Bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (9)

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

K. Tamura, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, and L. E. Nelson, “77-fs pulse generation from a stretched-pulse mode-locked all-fiber ring laser,” Opt. Lett. 18(13), 1080–1082 (1993).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, and F. W. Wise, “All-normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber laser with pulse energy above 20 nJ,” Opt. Lett. 32(16), 2408–2410 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. S. Kharenko, E. V. Podivilov, A. A. Apolonski, and S. A. Babin, “20 nJ 200 fs all-fiber highly chirped dissipative soliton oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 37(19), 4104–4106 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, and J. Wu, “Gain-guided soliton in a positive group-dispersion fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 31(12), 1788–1790 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Aguergaray, A. Runge, M. Erkintalo, and N. G. R. Broderick, “Raman-driven destabilization of mode-locked long cavity fiber lasers: fundamental limitations to energy scalability,” Opt. Lett. 38(15), 2644–2646 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Horowitz, Y. Barad, and Y. Silberberg, “Noiselike pulses with a broadband spectrum generated from an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 22(11), 799–801 (1997).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Suzuki, R. A. Ganeev, S. Yoneya, and H. Kuroda, “Generation of broadband noise-like pulse from Yb-doped fiber laser ring cavity,” Opt. Lett. 40(5), 804–807 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

L. Zhao, D. Tang, X. Wu, and H. Zhang, “Dissipative soliton generation in Yb-fiber laser with an invisible intracavity bandpass filter,” Opt. Lett. 35(16), 2756–2758 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Schematic of the fiber laser. YDF: Yb-doped fiber; SMF: single mode fiber; WDM: wavelength division multiplexer; PBS: polarization beam splitter; Q: quarter-wave plate; H: half-wave plate; CW: clockwise; CCW: counterclockwise.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 (a). Normalized optical spectra (solid blue line, the PBS output; dashed red line, intracavity pulse from 10% coupler). (b). RF spectrum of the PBS output. (c). Chirped and dechirped (inset) PBS output pulse autocorrelation traces.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Optical spectra of (a) the PBS output, (b) the 10% output with different cavity birefringence under fixed pump power. (c). Cavity transmission versus wavelength under different cavity birefringence. The central wavelength is 1080 nm, and the cavity linear phase delay bias is set as 0.8π.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Broadband NLP from the PBS reflection. (a) Optical spectra and pulse sequence (inset) of the NLPs at pump power of 525 mW (m-dashed green line) and 1150mW (n-solid blue line) (b) RF spectrum and (c) Autocorrelation trace of the NLP at pump power of 525 mW (m-dashed green line) and 1150mW (n-solid blue line).

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