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Experimental investigation of pedestal suppression in a figure-eight fiber laser by including a polarization asymmetrical NOLM
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Paper Abstract

A polarization asymmetrical nonlinear optical loop mirror (NOLM) is investigated to perform pedestal-free optical pulses in a figure-eight laser (F8L). The results demonstrate that in the low-power regime the NOLM operates as a halfwave plate and the output polarization is orthogonal to the input one. However, at higher power level the polarization component parallel to the input appears, with a transmission that always begins from zero at low power, allowing the rejection of low-intensity components. Experimental results demonstrate that by employing this configuration we can obtain a contrast between the peak and continuous background higher that 40 dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9728, Fiber Lasers XIII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 97281D (11 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2209640
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E. Hernández-Escobar, Instituto de Investigación en Comunicación Òptica (Mexico)
M. Bello-Jiménez, Instituto de Investigación en Comunicación Òptica (Mexico)
E. A. Kuzin, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
B. Ibarra-Escamilla, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
M. Duran-Sánchez, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
A. Díez , Univ. de València (Spain)
J. L. Cruz, Univ. de València (Spain)
M. V. Andrés, Univ. de València (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9728:
Fiber Lasers XIII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
John Ballato, Editor(s)

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