Scalar nanosecond pulse generation in a nanotube mode-locked environmentally stable fiber laser

R. I. Woodward, E. J. R. Kelleher, D. Popa, T. Hasan, F. Bonaccorso, A. C. Ferrari, S. V. Popov, J. R. Taylor: Scalar nanosecond pulse generation in a nanotube mode-locked environmentally stable fiber laser. In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 26 (16), pp. 1672–1675, 2014.

Abstract

We report an environmentally stable nanotube mode-locked fiber laser producing linearly-polarized, nanosecond pulses. A simple all-polarization-maintaining fiber ring cavity is used, including 300 m of highly nonlinear fiber to elongate the cavity and increase intracavity dispersion and nonlinearity. The laser generates scalar pulses with a duration of 1.23 ns at a center wavelength of 1042 nm, with 1.3-nm bandwidth and at 641-kHz repetition rate. Despite the long cavity, the output characteristics show no significant variation when the cavity is perturbed, and the degree of polarization remains at 97%.

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@article{Woodward_ptl_2014,
title = {Scalar nanosecond pulse generation in a nanotube mode-locked environmentally stable fiber laser},
author = { R. I. Woodward and E. J. R. Kelleher and D. Popa and T. Hasan and F. Bonaccorso and A. C. Ferrari and S. V. Popov and J. R. Taylor},
url = {http://www.riwoodward.com/publication_files/woodward_ptl_2014_scal.pdf},
doi = {10.1109/LPT.2014.2330739},
year  = {2014},
date = {2014-01-01},
journal = {IEEE Photonics Technology Letters},
volume = {26},
number = {16},
pages = {1672--1675},
abstract = {We report an environmentally stable nanotube mode-locked fiber laser producing linearly-polarized, nanosecond pulses. A simple all-polarization-maintaining fiber ring cavity is used, including 300 m of highly nonlinear fiber to elongate the cavity and increase intracavity dispersion and nonlinearity. The laser generates scalar pulses with a duration of 1.23 ns at a center wavelength of 1042 nm, with 1.3-nm bandwidth and at 641-kHz repetition rate. Despite the long cavity, the output characteristics show no significant variation when the cavity is perturbed, and the degree of polarization remains at 97%.},
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pubstate = {published},
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}