Abstract

We demonstrate the operation of a fiber ring laser using a 19.5 cm segment of As2S3 chalcogenide fiber. The laser is passively mode-locked via nonlinear polarization rotation and provides two different operation regimes of picosecond and noiselike pulses. This ring configuration also enables an accurate measurement of the chromatic dispersion of the chalcogenide fiber.

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H. Haus, E. Ippen, and K. Tamura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 200 (1994).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, E. Ippen, H. Haus, and L. Nelson, Opt. Lett. 18, 1080 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hewak, D.

T. Schweizer, B. Samson, R. Moore, D. Hewak, and D. Payne, Electron. Lett. 33, 414 (1997).
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Ippen, E.

L. Nelson, D. Jones, K. Tamura, H. Haus, and E. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B 65, 277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

H. Haus, K. Tamura, L. Nelson, and E. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591 (1995).
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H. Haus, E. Ippen, and K. Tamura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 200 (1994).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, E. Ippen, H. Haus, and L. Nelson, Opt. Lett. 18, 1080 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Jones, D.

L. Nelson, D. Jones, K. Tamura, H. Haus, and E. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B 65, 277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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U. Willer, M. Saraji, A. Khorsandi, P. Geiser, and W. Schade, Opt. Lasers Eng. 44, 699 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, D. Martyshkin, and C. Kim, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 21 (2010).
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Kobtsev, S.

Kukarin, S.

Latkin, A.

Lee, J.

Luan, F.

Magi, E.

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S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, D. Martyshkin, and C. Kim, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 21 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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V. Matsas, T. Newson, D. Richardson, and D. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1391 (1992).
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S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, D. Martyshkin, and C. Kim, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 21 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Moore, R.

T. Schweizer, B. Samson, R. Moore, D. Hewak, and D. Payne, Electron. Lett. 33, 414 (1997).
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S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, D. Martyshkin, and C. Kim, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 21 (2010).
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Nelson, L.

L. Nelson, D. Jones, K. Tamura, H. Haus, and E. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B 65, 277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

H. Haus, K. Tamura, L. Nelson, and E. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, E. Ippen, H. Haus, and L. Nelson, Opt. Lett. 18, 1080 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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V. Matsas, T. Newson, D. Richardson, and D. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1391 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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T. Schweizer, B. Samson, R. Moore, D. Hewak, and D. Payne, Electron. Lett. 33, 414 (1997).
[CrossRef]

V. Matsas, T. Newson, D. Richardson, and D. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1391 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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F. Tittel, D. Richter, and A. Fried, in Solid-State Mid-Infrared Laser Sources (2003), pp. 458–529.

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T. Schweizer, B. Samson, R. Moore, D. Hewak, and D. Payne, Electron. Lett. 33, 414 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sanghera, J.

Saraji, M.

U. Willer, M. Saraji, A. Khorsandi, P. Geiser, and W. Schade, Opt. Lasers Eng. 44, 699 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Schade, W.

U. Willer, M. Saraji, A. Khorsandi, P. Geiser, and W. Schade, Opt. Lasers Eng. 44, 699 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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T. Schweizer, B. Samson, R. Moore, D. Hewak, and D. Payne, Electron. Lett. 33, 414 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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H. Shang, Electron. Lett. 17, 603 (1981).
[CrossRef]

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J. Sanghera, L. B. Shaw, and I. Aggarwal, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 114 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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M. Horowitz, Y. Barad, and Y. Silberberg, Opt. Lett. 22, 799 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. Fermann, M. Andrejco, M. Stock, Y. Silberberg, and A. Weiner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 910 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Smirnov, S.

Stock, M.

M. Fermann, M. Andrejco, M. Stock, Y. Silberberg, and A. Weiner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 910 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Stolen, R.

Sucha, G.

Tamura, K.

L. Nelson, D. Jones, K. Tamura, H. Haus, and E. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B 65, 277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

H. Haus, K. Tamura, L. Nelson, and E. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef]

H. Haus, E. Ippen, and K. Tamura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 200 (1994).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, E. Ippen, H. Haus, and L. Nelson, Opt. Lett. 18, 1080 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Tittel, F.

F. Tittel, D. Richter, and A. Fried, in Solid-State Mid-Infrared Laser Sources (2003), pp. 458–529.

Tuniz, A.

Turitsyn, S.

Weiner, A.

M. Fermann, M. Andrejco, M. Stock, Y. Silberberg, and A. Weiner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 910 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Willer, U.

U. Willer, M. Saraji, A. Khorsandi, P. Geiser, and W. Schade, Opt. Lasers Eng. 44, 699 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Xiong, C.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

L. Nelson, D. Jones, K. Tamura, H. Haus, and E. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B 65, 277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Fermann, M. Andrejco, M. Stock, Y. Silberberg, and A. Weiner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 910 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (3)

V. Matsas, T. Newson, D. Richardson, and D. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1391 (1992).
[CrossRef]

T. Schweizer, B. Samson, R. Moore, D. Hewak, and D. Payne, Electron. Lett. 33, 414 (1997).
[CrossRef]

H. Shang, Electron. Lett. 17, 603 (1981).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

M. L. Dennis and I. N. Duling, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1469 (1994).
[CrossRef]

H. Haus, E. Ippen, and K. Tamura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 200 (1994).
[CrossRef]

H. Haus, K. Tamura, L. Nelson, and E. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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

J. Sanghera, L. B. Shaw, and I. Aggarwal, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 114 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Laser Photon. Rev. (1)

S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, D. Martyshkin, and C. Kim, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 21 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lasers Eng. (1)

U. Willer, M. Saraji, A. Khorsandi, P. Geiser, and W. Schade, Opt. Lasers Eng. 44, 699 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (1)

F. Tittel, D. Richter, and A. Fried, in Solid-State Mid-Infrared Laser Sources (2003), pp. 458–529.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the As2S3 fiber ring laser and its polarization states.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Illustration of the mechanism of NPR and filtering by the polarizer. (a) Initial power profile with linear polarization at angle α. (b) Power through polarizer. (c) Polarization state along the pulse profile, after NPR. (d) Polarization axis of the polarizer at angle α+π/2.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Fiber laser spectrum operating in a solitonic regime. (b) Operation in a regime of noiselike pulses. Subplot: photodiode response at output O1.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Sideband positions for both cavities. The second-order dispersion basically determines the slope of the squared wavelength offset to the pulse center. The small discrepancy visible at the first sidebands is due to the relatively short pulse duration τ0 of Eq. (1).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Autocorrelation of noiselike pulses.

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N=Lβ24π[ΔωN2+4ln2(1+2)τ02]Lβ312ΔωN3.
β2,silicaL2+β2,AsSLc=β2,AsS+silicaL1

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