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Wavelength dynamics in passive mode-locked fiber laser by using nonlinear polarization rotation technique
Author(s): Huiwen Xu; Hua Zhang; Xiquan Fu; Dajun Lei; Shuangchun Wen
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Paper Abstract

We report experimental results of wavelength dynamics in a soliton fiber ring laser passively mode locked by using the nonlinear polarization rotation technique. We find central wavelength of pulses can be tuned by adjusting the polarization controllers due to the fiber birefringence dependence on the light wavelength. The spectrum of pulses generated from that of continuous waves (CW) is also studied. We find the wavelength shifted between the CW and the mode-locked state exhibits hysteresis effect. The mechanism is investigated and it is found the wavelength tuning hysteresis is the combined effects of fiber birefringence and cavity propagation property.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6781, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV, 67812V (21 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.745577
Show Author Affiliations
Huiwen Xu, Hunan Univ. (China)
Hua Zhang, Hunan Univ. (China)
Xiquan Fu, Hunan Univ. (China)
Dajun Lei, Hunan Univ. (China)
Shuangchun Wen, Hunan Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6781:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV
Ming-Jun Li; Jianping Chen; Satoki Kawanishi; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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