We have systematically studied the 45º tilted fiber grating (45TFG) as a functional device for Erbium doped fiber laser (EDFL) mode locking. A number of 45TFGs with different polarization dependent loss (PDL) have been fabricated. Mode locked Erbium doped fiber laser using these devices have been characterized in terms of threshold, pulse duration, signal to noise ratio (SNR), and spectral width. Our results show that a 45TFG with higher PDL could achieve better laser results. By using a 45TFG with 24dB PDL, the mode locked laser has 8.1% conversion efficiency and a threshold of 200mW.
|Journal||IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics|
|Early online date||1 Dec 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2017|
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Funding:National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61605107, No. 61505244),Young Eastern Scholar program (QD2015027) at Shanghai Institutions of Higher Learning, and the “Young 1000 Talent Plan” program of China
- Erbium-doped fiber lasers
- fiber gratings
- fiber lasers
- Laser mode locking
- laser mode locking
- Optical fiber communication
- Optical fiber polarization
- Optical fiber sensors