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Optical Engineering

Characteristics of dissipative solitons in an all-fiber thulium-doped fiber ring laser
Author(s): Handing Xia; Heping Li; Xiaoxia Zhang; Shangjian Zhang; Xionggui Tang; Yong Liu
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Paper Abstract

We numerically investigate the output characteristics of dissipative solitons (DSs) in a thulium-doped fiber ring laser mode-locked by a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). It is shown that DSs could be formed with the SESAM acting as a mode-locker and a filtering-equivalent component. The pump power, together with the net-cavity dispersion, determines the properties of the generated DSs. The numerical results qualitatively match with previously reported experimental observations. The pulse compression of the generated DSs is numerically demonstrated by using a segment of single-mode fiber with anomalous dispersion as an external pulse compressor. The corresponding compressed pulses have a minimum duration of 450 fs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(5) 054201 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.5.054201
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Handing Xia, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
Heping Li, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
Xiaoxia Zhang, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
Shangjian Zhang, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
Xionggui Tang, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
Yong Liu, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)


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