Abstract

We report on a tunable all-fiber dissipative-soliton laser with a multimode interference filter that consists of a multimode fiber spliced between two single-mode fibers. By carefully selecting the fiber parameters, a filter with a central wavelength at 1032 nm and a bandwidth of 7.6 nm is constructed and used for spectral filtering in an all-normal-dispersion mode-locked ytterbium-doped fiber laser based on nonlinear polarization evolution. The laser delivers 31 mW of average output power with positively chirped 7 ps pulses. The repetition rate of the pulses is 15.3 MHz, and pulse energy is 2.1 nJ. Tunable dissipative-soliton over 12 nm is achieved by applying tension to the single-mode–multimode–single-mode filter.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Bandwidth of the filter as a function of (a) the order of the self-image and (b) the diameter of the MMF. (c) Simulated transmission spectrum (dashed–dotted curve) and experimental spectrum (solid curve) of the filter with the 12th self-image. (d) Central wavelength of the filter as a function of the MMF length with the 12th self-image.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Schematic diagram of the mode-locked fiber laser.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Output power of the mode-locked fiber laser with respect to the pump power. (b) Output spectrum, (c) emitted pulse train, and (d) autocorrelation trace of the mode-locked laser at the maximum output power. The rf spectrum around the (e) fundamental and (f) harmonic repetition rates of the laser.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Spectral tuning of the mode-locked fiber laser by applying strain on the SMS filter.

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