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Pulses with adjustable characteristics from a figure-eight fiber laser
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Paper Abstract

In this work we study experimentally a novel passively mode-locked erbium-doped figure-eight fiber laser based on a polarization-imbalanced Nonlinear Optical Loop Mirror (NOLM). The NOLM operation strongly depends on the polarization state at its input. In this experiment, the input polarization state is set to linear, and its orientation is controlled through a half-wave retarder plate. The variation of the input polarization angle allows adjusting the NOLM switching power over a wide range. In this work we show experimentally that this adjustment makes it possible to tune the spectral bandwidth and the temporal properties of the generated pulses over a wide range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7839, 2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications (WSOF-2), 783922 (14 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.868541
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O. Pottiez, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
R. Grajales-Coutiño, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
B. Ibarra-Escamilla, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
E. A. Kuzin, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
A. Gonzalez-Garcia, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7839:
2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications (WSOF-2)
Juan Hernández-Cordero; Ismael Torres-Gómez; Alexis Méndez, Editor(s)

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