1 October 2006 Observation of two-color pulses in a passively mode-locked erbium-doped fiber ring laser
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Optical Engineering, 45(10), 104202 (2006). doi:10.1117/1.2360154
Abstract
The operation of a passively mode-locked erbium-doped fiber ring laser in two-color pulse mode has been experimentally observed. The experiments demonstrate that the wavelengths of two-color pulses can be switched among three wavelength bands. Through carefully controlling the polarization states of the laser cavity, various modulation patterns of the two-color pulses are obtained, which are due to the interaction of two different-wavelength pulses. Single- and three-color pulses are also observed. Multiwavelength oscillation is ascribed to the wavelength-dependent transmission induced by birefringence, and can synchronously mode-lock through nonlinear polarization rotation.
Zuxing Zhang, Li Zhan, Shouyu Luo, Yuxing Xia, "Observation of two-color pulses in a passively mode-locked erbium-doped fiber ring laser," Optical Engineering 45(10), 104202 (1 October 2006). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2360154
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Fiber lasers

Mode locking

Polarization

Modulation

Pulsed laser operation

Laser resonators

Birefringence

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