Characteristics of a low repetition rate passively mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser in an all-normal dispersion cavity

Ja Hon Lin, Jia Liang Jhu, Siao Shan Jyu, Ting Chun Lin, Yin-Chieh Lai

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Abstract

The lasing characteristics of a 365 kHz low repetition rate Yb-doped fiber laser operated in an all-normal dispersion cavity and mode-locked by the nonlinear polarization rotation mechanism are investigated in detail. As the pump power increases, the laser exhibits two transition routes when evolved from the continuous-wave (CW) state to the mode-locked (ML) state. In one evolution route the Q-switched mode-locked (QML) state is sandwiched between the CW and ML states, whereas in the other more interesting evolution route the hysteresis transition between the CW and ML states is found for the first time. Under the mode-locking operation, the laser generates sub-nanosecond pulses with linear dependence of pulsewidth on bandwidth under different pump powers, indicating the presence of giant linear chirps on the laser output pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number025103
JournalLaser Physics
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2013

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