We present a compact binocular head-up display for integration in a motorcycle helmet. A 2D MEMS-mirror reflecting laser beams enables the formation of a bright image superimposed on the user vision by means of retinal scanning. A 3d-printed prototype including the required optical components is presented and characterized. It fits the morphology of most users thanks to several degrees of freedom accessible to the user for fine-tuning.
We demonstrate the generation of dual-wavelength noiselike pulses in an Er<sup>3+</sup> fiber laser. A ring cavity configu ration including a polarizer as saturable absorber induces a first series of pulses at the wavelength of 1550 nm via nonlinear polarization rotation. From the Raman gain of these pump pulses emerges a second series of Stokes pulses at 1650 nm. With an adequate control of the polarization states in the cavity, the Stokes pulses contain
67% of the total energy and reach a bandwidth of 84 nm in the U-band.