Mode-Locked Ho3+-Doped ZBLAN Fiber Laser at 1.2 μm

Xuezong Yang, Lei Zhang, Yan Feng, Xiushan Zhu, R. A. Norwood, N. Peyghambarian

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A mode-locked Ho3+-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at 1.2 μm was demonstrated for the first time employing a nonlinear polarization rotation technique for mode-locking. The laser was pumped at 1137 nm by the Raman fiber laser. Stable dissipative soliton mode-locking was achieved with an intracavity Lyot filter formed from a length of polarization maintaining fiber and a polarization dependent optical isolator. 1.3-nJ pulses with pulse duration of 47 ps at a repetition rate of 1.77 MHz were produced. Multiple pulse operation with burst energy up to 6.7 nJ was observed at higher pump power.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7539619
Pages (from-to)4266-4270
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 15 2016


  • Fiber laser
  • Holmium doped ZBLAN fiber
  • Lyot filter
  • Nonlinear polarization rotation (NPR)
  • mode locked

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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