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Polarization-multiplexed, dual-comb all-fiber mode-locked laser

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Abstract

Mode-locked fiber lasers that can simultaneously generate two asynchronous ultrashort pulse trains could play an attractive role as the alternative light sources for low-complexity dual-comb metrology applications. Although a few multiplexing schemes to realize such lasers have been proposed and demonstrated, here we investigate the lasing characteristics of a passively mode-locked fiber laser with a finite amount of intracavity birefringence. By introducing a section of polarization-maintaining (PM) fiber into the otherwise-non-PM-single-mode cavity, dual asynchronous pulses with nearly orthogonal states of polarization are generated. With a repetition rate difference of hundreds of hertz, the pulses have well-overlapped spectra and show typical features of polarization-locked vector solitons. It is demonstrated that under an anomalous or net normal dispersion regime, either dual vector solitons or dual dissipative vector solitons can be generated, respectively. Such polarization-multiplexed single single-cavity dual-comb lasers could find further uses in various applications in need of simple dual-comb system solutions.

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DOI:10.1364/prj.6.000853

基金项目:Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)10.13039/501100001809 (61435002, 61521091, 61675014, 61675015, 61705236).

收稿日期:2018-04-13

录用日期:2018-06-26

网络出版日期:2018-07-08

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Xin Zhao:School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100083, China
Ting Li:School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100083, China
Ya Liu:School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100083, ChinaYunnan Key Laboratory of Opto-Electronic Information Technology, School of Physics and Electronic Information Technology, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming 650500, China
Qian Li:School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100083, China
Zheng Zheng:School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100083, ChinaBeijing Advanced Innovation Center for Big Data-Based Precision Medicine, Beihang University, Beijing 100083, ChinaCollaborative Innovation Center of Geospatial Technology, Wuhan 430079, China

联系人作者:Zheng Zheng(zhengzheng@buaa.edu.cn)

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Xin Zhao, Ting Li, Ya Liu, Qian Li, and Zheng Zheng, "Polarization-multiplexed, dual-comb all-fiber mode-locked laser," Photonics Research 6(9), 853-857 (2018)

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