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Transitions of various operation states in a dissipative soliton mode-locked fiber laser
Author(s): Xin Zou; Ming Li; Jifang Qiu; Jindan Shi; Jian Wu
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Paper Abstract

Multiple-pulse generation is often achieved in a passively mode-locked fiber laser when the mode-locking mechanisms are overdriven. Under certain circumstances, passively harmonic mode-locking (HML) and bound state of multiple pulses can also be observed. In this paper, a three-state switchable dissipative soliton (DS) mode-locked fiber laser based on a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) has been experimentally demonstrated for the first time. With a pump power of ~175 mW, operation states of multiple pulses (two pulses), 2nd-order HML and bound state of two DSs were observed by only adjusting the polarization controller (PC) inside the cavity. At a higher pump power level (~276 mW), operation states of multiple pulses (three pulses), 3rd-order HML and bound state of three DSs were observed by changing the state of the PC. From the experimental results, it seems that there is a correlative relationship among the three operation states (N pulses/Nth-order HML/ bound state of N pulses) for the DS fiber laser and these states are switchable by only adjusting the cavity birefringence with a PC under the same pump power level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9619, 2015 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Devices and Optical Signal Processing, 961902 (5 August 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2192642
Show Author Affiliations
Xin Zou, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Ming Li, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Jifang Qiu, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Jindan Shi, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Jian Wu, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9619:
2015 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Devices and Optical Signal Processing
Yi Dong; Chao Lu; Jian Wu; Zhaohui Li, Editor(s)

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