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Observation of two-color pulses in a passively mode-locked erbium-doped fiber ring laser
Author(s): Zuxing Zhang; Li Zhan; Shouyu Luo; Yuxing Xia
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Paper Abstract

The operation of a passively mode-locked erbium-doped fiber ring laser in two-color pulse mode has been experimentally observed. The experiments demonstrate that the wavelengths of two-color pulses can be switched among three wavelength bands. Through carefully controlling the polarization states of the laser cavity, various modulation patterns of the two-color pulses are obtained, which are due to the interaction of two different-wavelength pulses. Single- and three-color pulses are also observed. Multiwavelength oscillation is ascribed to the wavelength-dependent transmission induced by birefringence, and can synchronously mode-lock through nonlinear polarization rotation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2006
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 45(10) 104202 doi: 10.1117/1.2360154
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 45, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
Zuxing Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Li Zhan, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Shouyu Luo, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Yuxing Xia, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)

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