Tunable scalar solitons from a polarization-maintaining mode-locked fiber laser using carbon nanotube and chirped fiber Bragg grating

Jie Wang, Yaxi Yan, Aping Zhang, Bo Wu, Yonghang Shen, Hwa Yaw Tam

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Abstract

� 2016 Optical Society of America. Generation of tunable scalar solitons from a polarization-maintaining (PM) mode-locked fiber laser is presented. A single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) absorber is used for self-started mode locking. A chirped fiber Bragg grating (CFBG) mounted on a cantilever is employed as a tunable all-fiber filter. Mode-locked solitons are obtained with typical pulse duration of ∼6.94 ps and repetition rate of 28.94 MHz. Linearly polarized laser emission is characterized with degree of polarization (DOP) of ∼99.5%. The wavelength of the emitted scalar soliton can be continuously tuned through adjusting the CFBG, while maintaining the polarization stability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22387-22394
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Volume24
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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