Abstract

A supercontinuum source based on a figure-eight Er-doped fiber ring cavity has been experimentally demonstrated with low repetition rate. The proposed configuration of the experiment is a figure-eight fiber laser grounded in Nonlinear Optical Loop Mirror (NOLM) technique. A broad spectrum of approximately 410 nm spanning the range 1315–1725 nm at the level of 30 dB can be obtained at a given average power of 2.6 mW and without any amplifier. Such wide spectrum can be directly achieved in the fiber resonator, which makes the structure compact and robust. By changing the pump power, the temporal pulse width can be adjusted accordingly. The pulse width is about 4 ns at the pump power of around 240 mW. The broadband spectrum was generated directly from the fiber resonator, which can be easily applied in numerous areas, such as the optical frequency metrology, optical spectroscopy, optical coherence tomography, optical communications, and medical sciences.

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J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, O. Pottiez, Y. E. Bracamontes-Rodríguez, J. C. Hernández-García, E. García-Sánchez, M. Bello-Jimenez, and E. A. Kuzin, “Comparative study of supercontinuum generation using standard and high-nonlinearity fibers pumped by noise-like pulses,” Laser Phys. 27(6), 065107 (2017).
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2016 (2)

J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, O. Pottiez, J. D. Filoteo-Razo, J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, J. M. Sierra-Hernandez, and R. Rojas-Laguna, “Flat Supercontinuum Generation by a F8L in High-Energy Harmonic Noise-like Pulsing Regime,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(12), 125104 (2016).
[Crossref]

J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, E. A. Kuzin, R. Rojas-Laguna, H. Santiago-Hernandez, and D. Jauregui-Vazquez, “High energy noise-like pulsing in a double-clad Er/Yb figure-of-eight fiber laser,” Opt. Express 24(13), 13778–13787 (2016).
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J. C. Travers, A. B. Rulkov, B. A. Cumberland, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, “Visible supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers with a 400 W continuous wave fiber laser,” Opt. Express 16(19), 14435–14447 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, O. Pottiez, Y. E. Bracamontes-Rodríguez, J. C. Hernández-García, E. García-Sánchez, M. Bello-Jimenez, and E. A. Kuzin, “Comparative study of supercontinuum generation using standard and high-nonlinearity fibers pumped by noise-like pulses,” Laser Phys. 27(6), 065107 (2017).
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Birks, T. A.

Bracamontes-Rodríguez, Y. E.

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Brand, E.

Chang, P. H.

C. C. Yang, C. H. Cheng, T. H. Chen, Y. H. Lin, Y. C. Chi, W. H. Tseng, P. H. Chang, C. Y. Chen, K. H. Chen, L. C. Chen, C. I. Wu, and G. R. Lin, “Ge-Rich SiGe Mode-Locker for Erbium-Doped Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 24(3), 1100310 (2017).

Chen, C. Y.

C. C. Yang, C. H. Cheng, T. H. Chen, Y. H. Lin, Y. C. Chi, W. H. Tseng, P. H. Chang, C. Y. Chen, K. H. Chen, L. C. Chen, C. I. Wu, and G. R. Lin, “Ge-Rich SiGe Mode-Locker for Erbium-Doped Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 24(3), 1100310 (2017).

Chen, K. H.

C. C. Yang, C. H. Cheng, T. H. Chen, Y. H. Lin, Y. C. Chi, W. H. Tseng, P. H. Chang, C. Y. Chen, K. H. Chen, L. C. Chen, C. I. Wu, and G. R. Lin, “Ge-Rich SiGe Mode-Locker for Erbium-Doped Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 24(3), 1100310 (2017).

Chen, L. C.

C. C. Yang, C. H. Cheng, T. H. Chen, Y. H. Lin, Y. C. Chi, W. H. Tseng, P. H. Chang, C. Y. Chen, K. H. Chen, L. C. Chen, C. I. Wu, and G. R. Lin, “Ge-Rich SiGe Mode-Locker for Erbium-Doped Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 24(3), 1100310 (2017).

Chen, T. H.

C. C. Yang, C. H. Cheng, T. H. Chen, Y. H. Lin, Y. C. Chi, W. H. Tseng, P. H. Chang, C. Y. Chen, K. H. Chen, L. C. Chen, C. I. Wu, and G. R. Lin, “Ge-Rich SiGe Mode-Locker for Erbium-Doped Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 24(3), 1100310 (2017).

Chen, W.-C.

Cheng, C. H.

C. C. Yang, C. H. Cheng, T. H. Chen, Y. H. Lin, Y. C. Chi, W. H. Tseng, P. H. Chang, C. Y. Chen, K. H. Chen, L. C. Chen, C. I. Wu, and G. R. Lin, “Ge-Rich SiGe Mode-Locker for Erbium-Doped Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 24(3), 1100310 (2017).

Cheng, H. M.

A. R. B. M. Yusoff, L. Dai, H. M. Cheng, and J. Liu, “Graphene based energy devices,” Nanoscale 7(16), 6881–6882 (2015).
[PubMed]

Cheng, T.

Chernikov, S. V.

Chi, Y. C.

C. C. Yang, C. H. Cheng, T. H. Chen, Y. H. Lin, Y. C. Chi, W. H. Tseng, P. H. Chang, C. Y. Chen, K. H. Chen, L. C. Chen, C. I. Wu, and G. R. Lin, “Ge-Rich SiGe Mode-Locker for Erbium-Doped Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 24(3), 1100310 (2017).

Chung, C. C.

Cumberland, B. A.

Dai, L.

A. R. B. M. Yusoff, L. Dai, H. M. Cheng, and J. Liu, “Graphene based energy devices,” Nanoscale 7(16), 6881–6882 (2015).
[PubMed]

Deng, G.

Duan, Z.

Estudillo-Ayala, J. M.

J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, E. A. Kuzin, R. Rojas-Laguna, H. Santiago-Hernandez, and D. Jauregui-Vazquez, “High energy noise-like pulsing in a double-clad Er/Yb figure-of-eight fiber laser,” Opt. Express 24(13), 13778–13787 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, O. Pottiez, J. D. Filoteo-Razo, J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, J. M. Sierra-Hernandez, and R. Rojas-Laguna, “Flat Supercontinuum Generation by a F8L in High-Energy Harmonic Noise-like Pulsing Regime,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(12), 125104 (2016).
[Crossref]

Filoteo-Razo, J. D.

J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, O. Pottiez, J. D. Filoteo-Razo, J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, J. M. Sierra-Hernandez, and R. Rojas-Laguna, “Flat Supercontinuum Generation by a F8L in High-Energy Harmonic Noise-like Pulsing Regime,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(12), 125104 (2016).
[Crossref]

Finot, C.

Gao, W.

Gapontsev, V. P.

García-Sánchez, E.

J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, O. Pottiez, Y. E. Bracamontes-Rodríguez, J. C. Hernández-García, E. García-Sánchez, M. Bello-Jimenez, and E. A. Kuzin, “Comparative study of supercontinuum generation using standard and high-nonlinearity fibers pumped by noise-like pulses,” Laser Phys. 27(6), 065107 (2017).
[Crossref]

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George, A. K.

Gong, Y.

Goto, T.

Grajales-Coutiño, R.

B. Ibarra-Escamilla, O. Pottiez, E. A. Kuzin, J. W. Haus, R. Grajales-Coutiño, and P. Zaca-Moran, “Experimental investigation of self-starting operation in a F8L based on a symmetrical NOLM,” Opt. Commun. 281(5), 1226–1232 (2008).
[Crossref]

Gutierrez-Gutierrez, J.

Haus, J.

Haus, J. W.

B. Ibarra-Escamilla, O. Pottiez, E. A. Kuzin, J. W. Haus, R. Grajales-Coutiño, and P. Zaca-Moran, “Experimental investigation of self-starting operation in a F8L based on a symmetrical NOLM,” Opt. Commun. 281(5), 1226–1232 (2008).
[Crossref]

Hernandez-Garcia, J. C.

J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, O. Pottiez, J. D. Filoteo-Razo, J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, J. M. Sierra-Hernandez, and R. Rojas-Laguna, “Flat Supercontinuum Generation by a F8L in High-Energy Harmonic Noise-like Pulsing Regime,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(12), 125104 (2016).
[Crossref]

J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, E. A. Kuzin, R. Rojas-Laguna, H. Santiago-Hernandez, and D. Jauregui-Vazquez, “High energy noise-like pulsing in a double-clad Er/Yb figure-of-eight fiber laser,” Opt. Express 24(13), 13778–13787 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hernández-García, J. C.

J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, O. Pottiez, Y. E. Bracamontes-Rodríguez, J. C. Hernández-García, E. García-Sánchez, M. Bello-Jimenez, and E. A. Kuzin, “Comparative study of supercontinuum generation using standard and high-nonlinearity fibers pumped by noise-like pulses,” Laser Phys. 27(6), 065107 (2017).
[Crossref]

Hori, T.

Horowitz, M.

Hu, X.

Hwang, S.-K.

Ibarra-Escamilla, B.

B. Ibarra-Escamilla, O. Pottiez, E. A. Kuzin, J. W. Haus, R. Grajales-Coutiño, and P. Zaca-Moran, “Experimental investigation of self-starting operation in a F8L based on a symmetrical NOLM,” Opt. Commun. 281(5), 1226–1232 (2008).
[Crossref]

E. Kuzin, S. Mendoza-Vazquez, J. Gutierrez-Gutierrez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, J. Haus, and R. Rojas-Laguna, “Intra-pulse Raman frequency shift versus conventional Stokes generation of diode laser pulses in optical fibers,” Opt. Express 13(9), 3388–3396 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Itoh, K.

Jauregui-Vazquez, D.

Keren, S.

Knight, J. C.

Kobtsev, S.

Kudlinski, A.

Kukarin, S.

Kuzin, E.

Kuzin, E. A.

J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, O. Pottiez, Y. E. Bracamontes-Rodríguez, J. C. Hernández-García, E. García-Sánchez, M. Bello-Jimenez, and E. A. Kuzin, “Comparative study of supercontinuum generation using standard and high-nonlinearity fibers pumped by noise-like pulses,” Laser Phys. 27(6), 065107 (2017).
[Crossref]

J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, E. A. Kuzin, R. Rojas-Laguna, H. Santiago-Hernandez, and D. Jauregui-Vazquez, “High energy noise-like pulsing in a double-clad Er/Yb figure-of-eight fiber laser,” Opt. Express 24(13), 13778–13787 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. Ibarra-Escamilla, O. Pottiez, E. A. Kuzin, J. W. Haus, R. Grajales-Coutiño, and P. Zaca-Moran, “Experimental investigation of self-starting operation in a F8L based on a symmetrical NOLM,” Opt. Commun. 281(5), 1226–1232 (2008).
[Crossref]

Lantz, E.

Lauterio-Cruz, J. P.

J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, O. Pottiez, Y. E. Bracamontes-Rodríguez, J. C. Hernández-García, E. García-Sánchez, M. Bello-Jimenez, and E. A. Kuzin, “Comparative study of supercontinuum generation using standard and high-nonlinearity fibers pumped by noise-like pulses,” Laser Phys. 27(6), 065107 (2017).
[Crossref]

J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, E. A. Kuzin, R. Rojas-Laguna, H. Santiago-Hernandez, and D. Jauregui-Vazquez, “High energy noise-like pulsing in a double-clad Er/Yb figure-of-eight fiber laser,” Opt. Express 24(13), 13778–13787 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, O. Pottiez, J. D. Filoteo-Razo, J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, J. M. Sierra-Hernandez, and R. Rojas-Laguna, “Flat Supercontinuum Generation by a F8L in High-Energy Harmonic Noise-like Pulsing Regime,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(12), 125104 (2016).
[Crossref]

Levi, Y.

Levit, B.

Li, C.

Li, H.

Li, J.

Li, X.

Liao, M.

Lin, C. H.

Lin, G. R.

C. C. Yang, C. H. Cheng, T. H. Chen, Y. H. Lin, Y. C. Chi, W. H. Tseng, P. H. Chang, C. Y. Chen, K. H. Chen, L. C. Chen, C. I. Wu, and G. R. Lin, “Ge-Rich SiGe Mode-Locker for Erbium-Doped Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 24(3), 1100310 (2017).

Lin, S.-S.

Lin, Y. H.

C. C. Yang, C. H. Cheng, T. H. Chen, Y. H. Lin, Y. C. Chi, W. H. Tseng, P. H. Chang, C. Y. Chen, K. H. Chen, L. C. Chen, C. I. Wu, and G. R. Lin, “Ge-Rich SiGe Mode-Locker for Erbium-Doped Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 24(3), 1100310 (2017).

Liu, H.

Liu, J.

A. R. B. M. Yusoff, L. Dai, H. M. Cheng, and J. Liu, “Graphene based energy devices,” Nanoscale 7(16), 6881–6882 (2015).
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J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, O. Pottiez, Y. E. Bracamontes-Rodríguez, J. C. Hernández-García, E. García-Sánchez, M. Bello-Jimenez, and E. A. Kuzin, “Comparative study of supercontinuum generation using standard and high-nonlinearity fibers pumped by noise-like pulses,” Laser Phys. 27(6), 065107 (2017).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Schematic diagram of proposed figure-eight fiber laser.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 (a). Optical pulse train from the oscilloscope; (b). The output pulse with width of 4 ns;(c). The output specrtum with 3 dB bandwidth of 30.6 nm ; (d). The RF spectra of the optical pulse.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 (a). Pulse dynamics versus pump powers; (b). Spectrum evolution with the increase of pump power ;(c). The 3 dB spectrum bandwidth; (d). Pulse energy and average output power versus pump power.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 The output spectrum at pump power of 400 mW.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 The output power versus the variation of time
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 The output spectrum versus the variation of time

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