Abstract

This Letter presents an all-fiber mode-locked thulium-doped fiber ring oscillator based on nonlinear polarization evolution (NPE). Pumped by an erbium-doped fiber amplified spontaneous emission source, the construction of the laser cavity consisting of only fiber optic components can operate under two different regimes of solitary and noiselike (NL) pulses. Autocorrelation measurements are performed to extract features of these two regimes.

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Gapontsev, D. V.

M. Meleshkevich, N. Platonov, D. V. Gapontsev, A. Drozhzhin, V. Sergeev, and V. P. Gapontsev, “415 W single-mode CW thulium fiber laser in all-fiber format,” presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Munich, Germany, June 17–22, 2007, postdeadline paper CP2-3-THU.

Gapontsev, V. P.

M. Meleshkevich, N. Platonov, D. V. Gapontsev, A. Drozhzhin, V. Sergeev, and V. P. Gapontsev, “415 W single-mode CW thulium fiber laser in all-fiber format,” presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Munich, Germany, June 17–22, 2007, postdeadline paper CP2-3-THU.

Geng, J.

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Horowitz, M.

Hundertmark, H.

Ilday, F. Ö.

J. R. Buckley, F. W. Wise, F. Ö. Ilday, and T. Sosnowski, Opt. Lett. 30, 1888 (2005).
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F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Jiang, S.

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K. Kieu and F. W. Wise, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 128 (2009).
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M. Meleshkevich, N. Platonov, D. V. Gapontsev, A. Drozhzhin, V. Sergeev, and V. P. Gapontsev, “415 W single-mode CW thulium fiber laser in all-fiber format,” presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Munich, Germany, June 17–22, 2007, postdeadline paper CP2-3-THU.

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K. Kieu and F. W. Wise, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. R. Buckley, F. W. Wise, F. Ö. Ilday, and T. Sosnowski, Opt. Lett. 30, 1888 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Xu, C.

Yan, M. F.

Yasunaka, K.

Y. Takushima, K. Yasunaka, Y. Ozeki, and K. Kikuchi, Electron. Lett. 41, 399 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ye, Q.

Zhao, B.

Zhao, L.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 19 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

Y. Takushima, K. Yasunaka, Y. Ozeki, and K. Kikuchi, Electron. Lett. 41, 399 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, and E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2086 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

P. F. Moulton, G. A. Rines, and E. V. Slobodtchikov, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 85 (2009).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

Q. Fang, K. Kieu, and N. Peyghambarian, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1656 (2010).

K. Kieu and F. W. Wise, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 128 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (7)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

M. Meleshkevich, N. Platonov, D. V. Gapontsev, A. Drozhzhin, V. Sergeev, and V. P. Gapontsev, “415 W single-mode CW thulium fiber laser in all-fiber format,” presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Munich, Germany, June 17–22, 2007, postdeadline paper CP2-3-THU.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Scheme of the fiber ring cavity, based on NPE.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Typical mode-locking spectra on linear scale. Inset: pulse train at the fundamental repetition rate.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Interferometric autocorrelation traces of the solitary pulses; intensity autocorrelation as inset.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Interferometric autocorrelation traces of the NLP.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Long-range intensity autocorrelation traces of the NLPs.

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