Abstract

We report on a long-cavity passively mode-locked fiber laser in the anomalous dispersion regime. The nonlinear polarization rotation technique is employed to achieve mode locking. The output pulse from the fiber laser has a rectangular shape and a corresponding Gaussian-shape spectral profile. Stable mode-locked pulses at a repetition rate of 278kHz with single pulse energy as high as 715nJ are obtained under equal bidirectional pumping power of 500mW in cavity. The experimental results demonstrate that the passively mode-locked fiber laser operating in the anomalous regime can also realize a high-energy pulse, which is different from the conventional low-energy soliton pulse.

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Hao, Q.

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Ippen, E. P.

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Jones, D. J.

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Kim, C.-S.

U. Sharma, C.-S. Kim, and J. U. Kang, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 1277 (2004).
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H. Zhang, D. Tang, R. J. Knize, L. Zhao, Q. Bao, and K. P. Loh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 111112 (2010).
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Kukarin, S.

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H. Zhang, Q. Bao, D. Tang, L. Zhao, and K. Loh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 141103 (2009).
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A. Komarov and F. Sanchez, Phys. Rev. E 77, 066201 (2008).
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[CrossRef]

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Silberberg, Y.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Tang, D. Y.

Tang, M.

Tian, X.

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Zeng, H.

Zervas, M. N.

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, and M. N. Zervas, Opt. Commun. 92, 61 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H.

H. Zhang, D. Tang, R. J. Knize, L. Zhao, Q. Bao, and K. P. Loh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 111112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

X. Wu, D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, and L. M. Zhao, Opt. Express 17, 5580 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Zhang, Q. Bao, D. Tang, L. Zhao, and K. Loh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 141103 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, T.

Zhao, L.

H. Zhang, D. Tang, R. J. Knize, L. Zhao, Q. Bao, and K. P. Loh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 111112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

H. Zhang, Q. Bao, D. Tang, L. Zhao, and K. Loh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 141103 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, L. M.

Zhou, H.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

L. E. Nelson, D. J. Jones, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B 65, 277 (1997).
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Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

H. Zhang, Q. Bao, D. Tang, L. Zhao, and K. Loh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 141103 (2009).
[CrossRef]

H. Zhang, D. Tang, R. J. Knize, L. Zhao, Q. Bao, and K. P. Loh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 111112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Electron. Lett. 28, 2226 (1992).
[CrossRef]

A. B. Grudinin, D. J. Richardson, and D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 67 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (1)

U. Sharma, C.-S. Kim, and J. U. Kang, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 1277 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, and M. N. Zervas, Opt. Commun. 92, 61 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. A (2)

X. Liu, Phys. Rev. A 81, 053819 (2010).
[CrossRef]

W. Chang, J. M. Soto-Crespo, A. Ankiewicz, and N. Akhmediev, Phys. Rev. A 79, 033840 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

A. Komarov and F. Sanchez, Phys. Rev. E 77, 066201 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the long-cavity fiber ring laser and transmission system.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a), (c), (e) Different spectra and (b), (d), (f) corresponding pulse evolution of the proposed long- cavity passively mode-locked fiber laser in different pumping configuration [(a), (b), forward pumping; (c), (d), backward pumping; (e), (f), bidirectional pumping].

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured pulse durations and pulse energy versus the pump strengths under three different pump configurations.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Typical oscilloscope trace in the bidirectional pumping case; the bidirectional pump powers are all set as 500 mW .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Corresponding rf spectrum.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Output pulse shapes after propagating in SMFs with different lengths.

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