Abstract

We have proposed and demonstrated a figure-8 dual-pump passively mode-locked fiber laser to generate square-wave pulse tunable by both width and amplitude. Just by simply adjusting the power of the pumps, both the amplitude and width of the output square-wave pulse can be tuned independently and continuously. One pump is used to tune the output pulsewidth while the other is used to tune amplitude.

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[CrossRef]

Kärtner, F. X.

Laming, R. I.

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[CrossRef]

Liu, X. M.

X. M. Liu, Opt. Express 19, 5874 (2011).
[CrossRef]

X. M. Liu, Phys. Rev. A 81, 053819 (2010).
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[CrossRef]

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D. I. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, V. Matsas, and M. W. Phillips, Electron. Lett. 27, 542 (1991).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Wu, S. D.

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Wu, X.

Xu, J.

Z. C. Cheng, S. D. Wu, H. X. Shi, J. Xu, Q. H. Yang, and P. Wang, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CM1I.6.

Xu, L. X.

Yang, Q. H.

Z. C. Cheng, S. D. Wu, H. X. Shi, J. Xu, Q. H. Yang, and P. Wang, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CM1I.6.

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L. E. Nelson, D. J. Jones, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B 65, 277 (1997).
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Chin. Opt. Lett. (1)

Chin. Phys. Lett. (1)

G. L. Chen, C. Gu, L. X. Xu, A. T. Wang, and H. Ming, Chin. Phys. Lett. 28, 124204 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

D. I. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, V. Matsas, and M. W. Phillips, Electron. Lett. 27, 542 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (1)

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, and M. N. Zervas, Opt. Commun. 92, 61 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. A (3)

W. Chang, A. Ankiewicz, J. M. Soto-Crespo, and N. Akhmediev, Phys. Rev. A 78, 023830 (2008).
[CrossRef]

X. M. Liu, Phys. Rev. A 81, 053819 (2010).
[CrossRef]

X. M. Liu, Phys. Rev. A 82, 053808 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

Z. C. Cheng, S. D. Wu, H. X. Shi, J. Xu, Q. H. Yang, and P. Wang, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CM1I.6.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the dual-pump figure-8 fiber laser. WDM, wavelength division multiplexer; YDF, ytterbium-doped fiber; PC, polarization controller; SMF-28e+, corning-single mode fiber SMF-28e+; PI-ISO, polarization independent isolator; LD, laser diode.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Typical square-wave pulse emission of the laser at the fundamental cavity frequency of 735 KHz with only LD2 pumping at about 260 mW. (a) Mode-locked square-wave pulse train, (b) temporal profile of single pulse, (c) corresponding optical spectrum of output square-wave pulses, (d) rf spectrum of the pulse train.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Square-wave pulses when power of LD1 is turned off, and with the power of LD2 increasing from 100 to 400 mW. (a) Pulse shape versus power of LD2; (b) pulse energy and pulse duration versus power of LD2.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Square-wave pulses with power of LD2 set at 250 mW, and with power of LD1 increasing from 0 to 300 mW. (a) Pulse waveform versus power of LD1; (b) pulse energy and peak power of pulse versus power of LD1.

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