Abstract

Erbium and ytterbium fiber lasers were firmly synchronized by nonlinear interaction in active media placed in the same cavity. A two-color femtosecond–picosecond pulse train at largely separate wavelengths of 1.55 and 1.04 µm was generated. Optimizing the laser cavity to enhance the cross-phase modulation in the gain materials has yielded a large mismatch of 20 µm between the two laser cavities.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Cavity configuration of the two-color Er fiber and Yb fiber self-synchronized mode-locked source.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Oscilloscope pulse traces of Er and Yb fiber lasers in (a) the synchronized and (b) the free-running regimes. The oscilloscope is triggered by the master Er fiber laser.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Intensity autocorrelations and optical pulse spectra, displayed as insets, of (a) a 1.54µm master Er fiber laser and (b) a 1.04µm slave Yb fiber laser.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Round-trip frequencies of the Er and Yb fiber lasers obtained by (a) lengthening and (b) shortening the cavity length of the Er fiber laser, plotted against the measured master laser cavity length. Arrows indicate the directions of the master cavity changes.

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