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Opt Lett. 2012 Jun 1;37(11):1971-3. doi: 10.1364/OL.37.001971.

Dynamic control of the operation regimes of a mode-locked fiber laser based on intracavity polarizing fibers: experimental and theoretical validation.

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Nanophotonics Technology Center, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022, Valencia, Spain.


An intracavity polarizing fiber is proposed to control the emission regime of a passively mode-locked fiber laser. Stable operation in self-starting high and low dispersion soliton mode-locking and 100 GHz multiwavelength regimes is demonstrated through numerical simulations and experimental validation. Mode-locking stability is ensured by a saturable absorber in the ring cavity. The effective selection of operation regime is dynamically carried out by controlling the intracavity polarization state.

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