A switchable single-polarization (SP) dual-wavelength mode-locked thulium-doped fiber laser using the polarization maintaining fiber Bragg grating and semiconductor saturable absorber mirror is proposed in 2-μm band. By adjusting the polarization controller, stable dual-wavelength pulse lasing operation and SP single-wavelength pulse lasing operation are obtained. The dual-wavelength pulse lasing operation is obtained at 1940.97 and 1941.73 nm. In the SP single-wavelength pulse lasing state, the polarization extinction ratios are higher than 30 dB, the SP pulse duration are 3.75 and 3.73 ps.
- Mode-locked lasers
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering