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Mode-locked fiber laser with offset splicing between two multimode fibers as a saturable absorber
preprintposted on 2023-11-30, 05:58 authored by Zhipeng Dong, Shujie Li, Peijun Yao, Chun Gu, Lixin Xu
A novel mode-locked fiber laser based on offset splicing technology between two kinds of graded index multimode fibers is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The offset splice spot structure acts as a saturable absorber via nonlinear multimodal interference mechanism. The absorption modulation depth of the device is 2.8%, with a saturation intensity of 2.5 MW/cm2. The fiber laser operates at a stable mode-locked state when the pump power reaches 114 mW. The laser oscillates at 1039 nm with a pulsewidth of 17.6 ps, a repetition rate of 32.619 MHz, and a high signal noise ratio of 65 dB. The fiber laser is superior in terms of low cost, high damage threshold, and easy fabrication, thus providing many potential applications in ultrafast photonics and industrial processing.