Abstract

We numerically show the possibility of pulse shaping in a passively mode-locked fiber laser by inclusion of a spectral filter into the laser cavity. Depending on the amplitude transfer function of the filter, we are able to achieve various regimes of advanced temporal waveform generation, including ones featuring bright and dark parabolic-, flat-top-, triangular- and saw-tooth-profiled pulses. The results demonstrate the strong potential of an in-cavity spectral pulse shaper for controlling the dynamics of mode-locked fiber lasers.

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2012 (3)

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 18, 389 (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. Boscolo and S. K. Turitsyn, Phys. Rev. A 85, 043811 (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. Boscolo and C. Finot, Int. J. Opt. 2012, 159057 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2010 (4)

B. G. Bale and S. Wabnitz, Opt. Lett. 35, 2466 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Schröder, S. Coen, T. Sylvestre, and B. J. Eggleton, Opt. Express 18, 22715 (2010).
[CrossRef]

B. Oktem, C. Ülgüdür, and F. Ö. Ilday, Nat. Photonics 4, 307 (2010).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. A 82, 021805 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (1)

2008 (1)

2004 (2)

C. Finot and G. Millot, Opt. Express 12, 5104 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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

2002 (1)

N. Dudovich, D. Oron, and Y. Silberberg, Nature 418, 512 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

T. Brixner, N. H. Damrauer, P. Niklaus, and G. Gerber, Nature 414, 57 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

A. M. Weiner, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 1929 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Abakoumov, D.

Bale, B. G.

Baxter, G.

Bolger, J.

Boscolo, S.

S. Boscolo and S. K. Turitsyn, Phys. Rev. A 85, 043811 (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. Boscolo and C. Finot, Int. J. Opt. 2012, 159057 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Brixner, T.

T. Brixner, N. H. Damrauer, P. Niklaus, and G. Gerber, Nature 414, 57 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Buckley, J. R.

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

Chong, A.

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 18, 389 (2012).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. A 82, 021805 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Clark, W. G.

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

Coen, S.

Damrauer, N. H.

T. Brixner, N. H. Damrauer, P. Niklaus, and G. Gerber, Nature 414, 57 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Dudovich, N.

N. Dudovich, D. Oron, and Y. Silberberg, Nature 418, 512 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Eggleton, B.

Eggleton, B. J.

Finot, C.

S. Boscolo and C. Finot, Int. J. Opt. 2012, 159057 (2012).
[CrossRef]

C. Finot and G. Millot, Opt. Express 12, 5104 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Frisken, S.

Gerber, G.

T. Brixner, N. H. Damrauer, P. Niklaus, and G. Gerber, Nature 414, 57 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hammani, K.

X. Yang, K. Hammani, D. J. Richardson, and P. Petropoulos, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CM1I.1.

Ilday, F. Ö.

B. Oktem, C. Ülgüdür, and F. Ö. Ilday, Nat. Photonics 4, 307 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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

Millot, G.

Niklaus, P.

T. Brixner, N. H. Damrauer, P. Niklaus, and G. Gerber, Nature 414, 57 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Oktem, B.

B. Oktem, C. Ülgüdür, and F. Ö. Ilday, Nat. Photonics 4, 307 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Oron, D.

N. Dudovich, D. Oron, and Y. Silberberg, Nature 418, 512 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Petropoulos, P.

X. Yang, K. Hammani, D. J. Richardson, and P. Petropoulos, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CM1I.1.

Poole, S.

Renninger, W. H.

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 18, 389 (2012).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. A 82, 021805 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

X. Yang, K. Hammani, D. J. Richardson, and P. Petropoulos, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CM1I.1.

Roelens, M.

Schröder, J.

Silberberg, Y.

N. Dudovich, D. Oron, and Y. Silberberg, Nature 418, 512 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Sylvestre, T.

Turitsyn, S. K.

S. Boscolo and S. K. Turitsyn, Phys. Rev. A 85, 043811 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Ülgüdür, C.

B. Oktem, C. Ülgüdür, and F. Ö. Ilday, Nat. Photonics 4, 307 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Vo, T. D.

Wabnitz, S.

Weiner, A. M.

A. M. Weiner, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 1929 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Wise, F. W.

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 18, 389 (2012).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. A 82, 021805 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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

Yang, X.

X. Yang, K. Hammani, D. J. Richardson, and P. Petropoulos, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CM1I.1.

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

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 18, 389 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Int. J. Opt. (1)

S. Boscolo and C. Finot, Int. J. Opt. 2012, 159057 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Nat. Photonics (1)

B. Oktem, C. Ülgüdür, and F. Ö. Ilday, Nat. Photonics 4, 307 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Nature (2)

N. Dudovich, D. Oron, and Y. Silberberg, Nature 418, 512 (2002).
[CrossRef]

T. Brixner, N. H. Damrauer, P. Niklaus, and G. Gerber, Nature 414, 57 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. A (2)

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. A 82, 021805 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Boscolo and S. K. Turitsyn, Phys. Rev. A 85, 043811 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

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

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

A. M. Weiner, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 1929 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

X. Yang, K. Hammani, D. J. Richardson, and P. Petropoulos, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CM1I.1.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the laser. YDF, ytterbium-doped fiber; NDF, normally dispersive fiber; SA, saturable absorber.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Temporal intensity and chirp profiles (left) and spectral intensity profile (right) of the pulse after the pulse shaper (blue solid) for a (a) bright parabolic, (b) dark parabolic, (c) flat-top, (d) triangular, and (e) saw-tooth shaping function. Also shown are the target temporal and spectral profiles (dashed red), the temporal profiles at the exit of the gain fiber (green), and the spectral profiles before the pulse shaper (black).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Top: evolution of the rms temporal (red circles) and spectral (blue triangles) widths of the pulse along the cavity for the triangular pulse-shaping regime. Bottom: evolution of the misfit parameter to a triangular temporal shape (black rhombs).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Misfit parameter to a triangular temporal shape (blue squares) and time-bandwidth product (red circles) at the output of the pulse shaper versus net cavity dispersion.

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