Abstract

An erbium doped fiber ring laser achieving soliton mode locking by the use of an intra-cavity all-fiber polarization interference filter (AFPIF) has been demonstrated. To incorporate an AFPIF with relative narrow transmission bandwidth, the laser has produced clean soliton pulses of 1.2 ps duration at a repetition rate of 14.98 MHz with a polarization extinction ratio up to 25.7 dB. Moreover, we have demonstrated that the operating wavelength of the mode locking laser can be tuned over 20 nm range from 1545 to 1565 nm by thermally tuning the AFPIF cavity.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Configuration of a EDF based soliton pulse laser. PD, pump diode; PIIS, polarization independent isolator; EDF, erbium doped fiber; OC, optical coupler; PC, polarization controller; WDM, wavelength division multiplexer; the dashed line frame box and the inset showing an AFPIF.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Spectral responses of two AFPIFs with (a) 20 cm and (b) 30 cm PM fiber cavity giving 16 and 10 nm transmission bandwidth, respectively.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output spectra and autocorrelation of all-fiber EDF soliton lasers: (a) and (d) with just an intra-cavity 45°-TFG showing pronounced sidebands on the pulse spectrum, (b) and (e) with an intra-cavity AFPIF of 20 cm long PM fiber cavity, and (c) and (f) with an intra-cavity AFPIF of 30 cm long cavity.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Output pulse train observed on oscilloscope, (b) the RFS of mode-locked pulse train, (c) RF spectra in the range of 200 MHz bandwidth, and (d) the output pulse energy generated by using a 30 cm long cavity AFPIF versus the pump power.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a) PER of output pulse. (b) Output spectra of all fiber EDF soliton ring laser tuned by temperature.

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