Abstract

We report generation of ultra-broadband dissipative solitons and noise-like pulses from a simple, fully fiberized mode-locked Tm-doped fiber laser. The oscillator operates in the normal net dispersion regime and is mode-locked via nonlinear polarization evolution. Depending on the cavity dispersion, the laser was capable of generating 60 nm or 100 nm broad dissipative solitons. These are the broadest spectra generated from a normal dispersion mode-locked Tm-doped fiber laser so far. The same oscillator might also operate in the noise-like pulse regime with extremely broad emission spectra (over 300 nm), which also significantly outperforms the previous reports.

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2016 (1)

S. Liu, F. Yan, L. Zhang, W. Han, Z. Bai, and H. Zhou, “Noise-like femtosecond pulse in passively mode-locked Tm-doped NALM-based oscillator with small net anomalous dispersion,” J. Opt. 18(1), 015508 (2016).
[Crossref]

2015 (3)

2014 (8)

J. Li, Z. Zhang, Z. Sun, H. Luo, Y. Liu, Z. Yan, C. Mou, L. Zhang, and S. K. Turitsyn, “All-fiber passively mode-locked Tm-doped NOLM-based oscillator operating at 2-μm in both soliton and noisy-pulse regimes,” Opt. Express 22(7), 7875–7882 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Martynkien, D. Pysz, R. Stępień, and R. Buczyński, “All-solid microstructured fiber with flat normal chromatic dispersion,” Opt. Lett. 39(8), 2342–2345 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Meng, A. Niang, K. Guesmi, M. Salhi, and F. Sanchez, “1.61 μm high-order passive harmonic mode locking in a fiber laser based on graphene saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 22(24), 29921–29926 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Chernysheva, A. Krylov, N. Arutyunyan, A. Pozharov, E. Obraztsova, and E. Dianov, “SESAM and SWCNT mode-locked all-fiber thulium-doped lasers based on the nonlinear amplifying loop mirror,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 448 (2014).
[Crossref]

C. W. Rudy, M. J. F. Digonnet, and R. L. Byer, “Advances in 2-μm Tm-doped mode-locked fiber lasers,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 20(6), 642–649 (2014).
[Crossref]

D. D. Hudson, “Invited paper: Short pulse generation in mid-IR fiber lasers,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 20(6), 631–641 (2014).
[Crossref]

B. Fu, Y. Hua, X. Xiao, H. Zhu, Z. Sun, and C. Yang, “Broadband graphene saturable absorber for pulsed fiber lasers at 1, 1.5, and 2 μm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20, 1100705 (2014).

2013 (5)

Q. Wang, T. Chen, B. Zhang, M. Li, Y. Lu, and K. P. Chen, “All-fiber passively mode-locked thulium-doped fiber ring laser using optically deposited graphene saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102(13), 131117 (2013).
[Crossref]

X. He, A. Luo, Q. Yang, T. Yang, X. Yuan, S. Xu, Q. Qian, D. Chen, Z. Luo, W. Xu, and Z. Yang, “60 nm bandwidth, 17 nJ noiselike pulse generation from a thulium-doped fiber ring laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 6(11), 112702 (2013).
[Crossref]

Q. Wang, T. Chen, M. Li, B. Zhang, Y. Lu, and K. P. Chen, “All-fiber ultrafast thulium-doped fiber ring laser with dissipative soliton and noise-like output in normal dispersion by single-wall carbon nanotubes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 103(1), 011103 (2013).
[Crossref]

G. Sobon, J. Sotor, I. Pasternak, A. Krajewska, W. Strupinski, and K. M. Abramski, “Thulium-doped all-fiber laser mode-locked by CVD-graphene/PMMA saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 21(10), 12797–12802 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, C. C. Chung, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “Supercontinuum generation by noise-like pulses transmitted through normally dispersive standard single-mode fibers,” Opt. Express 21(13), 16056–16062 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2012 (4)

2011 (1)

2010 (2)

F. Haxsen, D. Wandt, U. Morgner, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, “Pulse characteristics of a passively mode-locked thulium fiber laser with positive and negative cavity dispersion,” Opt. Express 18(18), 18981–18988 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

W. Zeller, L. Naehle, P. Fuchs, F. Gerschuetz, L. Hildebrandt, and J. Koeth, “DFB lasers between 760 nm and 16 μm for sensing applications,” Sensors (Basel) 10(4), 2492–2510 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2009 (1)

2008 (3)

2005 (1)

G. Hüttmann, C. Yao, and E. Endl, “New concepts in laser medicine: Towards a laser surgery with cellular precision,” Med. Laser Appl. 20(2), 135–139 (2005).
[Crossref]

2001 (1)

Abramski, K. M.

Akhmediev, N.

P. Grelu and N. Akhmediev, “Dissipative solitons for mode-locked lasers,” Nat. Photonics 6(2), 84–92 (2012).
[Crossref]

Arutyunyan, N.

M. Chernysheva, A. Krylov, N. Arutyunyan, A. Pozharov, E. Obraztsova, and E. Dianov, “SESAM and SWCNT mode-locked all-fiber thulium-doped lasers based on the nonlinear amplifying loop mirror,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 448 (2014).
[Crossref]

Arutyunyan, N. R.

Bai, Z.

S. Liu, F. Yan, L. Zhang, W. Han, Z. Bai, and H. Zhou, “Noise-like femtosecond pulse in passively mode-locked Tm-doped NALM-based oscillator with small net anomalous dispersion,” J. Opt. 18(1), 015508 (2016).
[Crossref]

Buczynski, R.

Byer, R. L.

C. W. Rudy, M. J. F. Digonnet, and R. L. Byer, “Advances in 2-μm Tm-doped mode-locked fiber lasers,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 20(6), 642–649 (2014).
[Crossref]

Chen, D.

X. He, A. Luo, Q. Yang, T. Yang, X. Yuan, S. Xu, Q. Qian, D. Chen, Z. Luo, W. Xu, and Z. Yang, “60 nm bandwidth, 17 nJ noiselike pulse generation from a thulium-doped fiber ring laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 6(11), 112702 (2013).
[Crossref]

Chen, K. P.

Q. Wang, T. Chen, M. Li, B. Zhang, Y. Lu, and K. P. Chen, “All-fiber ultrafast thulium-doped fiber ring laser with dissipative soliton and noise-like output in normal dispersion by single-wall carbon nanotubes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 103(1), 011103 (2013).
[Crossref]

Q. Wang, T. Chen, B. Zhang, M. Li, Y. Lu, and K. P. Chen, “All-fiber passively mode-locked thulium-doped fiber ring laser using optically deposited graphene saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102(13), 131117 (2013).
[Crossref]

Chen, T.

Q. Wang, T. Chen, M. Li, B. Zhang, Y. Lu, and K. P. Chen, “All-fiber ultrafast thulium-doped fiber ring laser with dissipative soliton and noise-like output in normal dispersion by single-wall carbon nanotubes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 103(1), 011103 (2013).
[Crossref]

Q. Wang, T. Chen, B. Zhang, M. Li, Y. Lu, and K. P. Chen, “All-fiber passively mode-locked thulium-doped fiber ring laser using optically deposited graphene saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102(13), 131117 (2013).
[Crossref]

Cheng, T. H.

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm Bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
[Crossref]

Chernysheva, M.

M. Chernysheva, A. Krylov, N. Arutyunyan, A. Pozharov, E. Obraztsova, and E. Dianov, “SESAM and SWCNT mode-locked all-fiber thulium-doped lasers based on the nonlinear amplifying loop mirror,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 448 (2014).
[Crossref]

Chernysheva, M. A.

Chong, A.

Chung, C. C.

Dianov, E.

M. Chernysheva, A. Krylov, N. Arutyunyan, A. Pozharov, E. Obraztsova, and E. Dianov, “SESAM and SWCNT mode-locked all-fiber thulium-doped lasers based on the nonlinear amplifying loop mirror,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 448 (2014).
[Crossref]

Dianov, E. M.

Digonnet, M. J. F.

C. W. Rudy, M. J. F. Digonnet, and R. L. Byer, “Advances in 2-μm Tm-doped mode-locked fiber lasers,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 20(6), 642–649 (2014).
[Crossref]

Endl, E.

G. Hüttmann, C. Yao, and E. Endl, “New concepts in laser medicine: Towards a laser surgery with cellular precision,” Med. Laser Appl. 20(2), 135–139 (2005).
[Crossref]

Engelbrecht, M.

Ferrari, A. C.

Fu, B.

B. Fu, Y. Hua, X. Xiao, H. Zhu, Z. Sun, and C. Yang, “Broadband graphene saturable absorber for pulsed fiber lasers at 1, 1.5, and 2 μm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20, 1100705 (2014).

Fuchs, P.

W. Zeller, L. Naehle, P. Fuchs, F. Gerschuetz, L. Hildebrandt, and J. Koeth, “DFB lasers between 760 nm and 16 μm for sensing applications,” Sensors (Basel) 10(4), 2492–2510 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Geng, J.

Gerschuetz, F.

W. Zeller, L. Naehle, P. Fuchs, F. Gerschuetz, L. Hildebrandt, and J. Koeth, “DFB lasers between 760 nm and 16 μm for sensing applications,” Sensors (Basel) 10(4), 2492–2510 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Grelu, P.

P. Grelu and N. Akhmediev, “Dissipative solitons for mode-locked lasers,” Nat. Photonics 6(2), 84–92 (2012).
[Crossref]

Grosse-Wortmann, U.

Guesmi, K.

Gumenyuk, R.

Han, W.

S. Liu, F. Yan, L. Zhang, W. Han, Z. Bai, and H. Zhou, “Noise-like femtosecond pulse in passively mode-locked Tm-doped NALM-based oscillator with small net anomalous dispersion,” J. Opt. 18(1), 015508 (2016).
[Crossref]

Hartl, I.

Hasan, T.

Haxsen, F.

He, X.

X. He, A. Luo, Q. Yang, T. Yang, X. Yuan, S. Xu, Q. Qian, D. Chen, Z. Luo, W. Xu, and Z. Yang, “60 nm bandwidth, 17 nJ noiselike pulse generation from a thulium-doped fiber ring laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 6(11), 112702 (2013).
[Crossref]

Hildebrandt, L.

W. Zeller, L. Naehle, P. Fuchs, F. Gerschuetz, L. Hildebrandt, and J. Koeth, “DFB lasers between 760 nm and 16 μm for sensing applications,” Sensors (Basel) 10(4), 2492–2510 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Horowitz, M.

Hua, Y.

B. Fu, Y. Hua, X. Xiao, H. Zhu, Z. Sun, and C. Yang, “Broadband graphene saturable absorber for pulsed fiber lasers at 1, 1.5, and 2 μm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20, 1100705 (2014).

Huang, C.

C. Huang, C. Wang, W. Shang, N. Yang, Y. Tang, and J. Xu, “Developing high energy dissipative soliton fiber lasers at 2 micron,” Sci. Rep. 5, 13680 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hudson, D. D.

D. D. Hudson, “Invited paper: Short pulse generation in mid-IR fiber lasers,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 20(6), 631–641 (2014).
[Crossref]

Hüttmann, G.

G. Hüttmann, C. Yao, and E. Endl, “New concepts in laser medicine: Towards a laser surgery with cellular precision,” Med. Laser Appl. 20(2), 135–139 (2005).
[Crossref]

Jiang, S.

Kelleher, E. J. R.

Keren, S.

Koeth, J.

W. Zeller, L. Naehle, P. Fuchs, F. Gerschuetz, L. Hildebrandt, and J. Koeth, “DFB lasers between 760 nm and 16 μm for sensing applications,” Sensors (Basel) 10(4), 2492–2510 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kracht, D.

Krajewska, A.

Krylov, A.

M. Chernysheva, A. Krylov, N. Arutyunyan, A. Pozharov, E. Obraztsova, and E. Dianov, “SESAM and SWCNT mode-locked all-fiber thulium-doped lasers based on the nonlinear amplifying loop mirror,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 448 (2014).
[Crossref]

Krylov, A. A.

Kryukov, P. G.

Li, J.

Li, M.

Q. Wang, T. Chen, M. Li, B. Zhang, Y. Lu, and K. P. Chen, “All-fiber ultrafast thulium-doped fiber ring laser with dissipative soliton and noise-like output in normal dispersion by single-wall carbon nanotubes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 103(1), 011103 (2013).
[Crossref]

Q. Wang, T. Chen, B. Zhang, M. Li, Y. Lu, and K. P. Chen, “All-fiber passively mode-locked thulium-doped fiber ring laser using optically deposited graphene saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102(13), 131117 (2013).
[Crossref]

Li, P.

Lin, C. H.

Liu, S.

S. Liu, F. Yan, L. Zhang, W. Han, Z. Bai, and H. Zhou, “Noise-like femtosecond pulse in passively mode-locked Tm-doped NALM-based oscillator with small net anomalous dispersion,” J. Opt. 18(1), 015508 (2016).
[Crossref]

Liu, Y.

Lu, C.

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm Bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
[Crossref]

Lu, Y.

Q. Wang, T. Chen, M. Li, B. Zhang, Y. Lu, and K. P. Chen, “All-fiber ultrafast thulium-doped fiber ring laser with dissipative soliton and noise-like output in normal dispersion by single-wall carbon nanotubes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 103(1), 011103 (2013).
[Crossref]

Q. Wang, T. Chen, B. Zhang, M. Li, Y. Lu, and K. P. Chen, “All-fiber passively mode-locked thulium-doped fiber ring laser using optically deposited graphene saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102(13), 131117 (2013).
[Crossref]

Luo, A.

X. He, A. Luo, Q. Yang, T. Yang, X. Yuan, S. Xu, Q. Qian, D. Chen, Z. Luo, W. Xu, and Z. Yang, “60 nm bandwidth, 17 nJ noiselike pulse generation from a thulium-doped fiber ring laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 6(11), 112702 (2013).
[Crossref]

Luo, H.

Luo, T.

Luo, Z.

X. He, A. Luo, Q. Yang, T. Yang, X. Yuan, S. Xu, Q. Qian, D. Chen, Z. Luo, W. Xu, and Z. Yang, “60 nm bandwidth, 17 nJ noiselike pulse generation from a thulium-doped fiber ring laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 6(11), 112702 (2013).
[Crossref]

Martynkien, T.

Meng, Y.

Morgner, U.

Mou, C.

Naehle, L.

W. Zeller, L. Naehle, P. Fuchs, F. Gerschuetz, L. Hildebrandt, and J. Koeth, “DFB lasers between 760 nm and 16 μm for sensing applications,” Sensors (Basel) 10(4), 2492–2510 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Neumann, J.

Niang, A.

Obraztsova, E.

M. Chernysheva, A. Krylov, N. Arutyunyan, A. Pozharov, E. Obraztsova, and E. Dianov, “SESAM and SWCNT mode-locked all-fiber thulium-doped lasers based on the nonlinear amplifying loop mirror,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 448 (2014).
[Crossref]

Obraztsova, E. D.

Okhotnikov, O. G.

Pan, C. L.

Pasternak, I.

Popa, D.

Popov, S. V.

Pozharov, A.

M. Chernysheva, A. Krylov, N. Arutyunyan, A. Pozharov, E. Obraztsova, and E. Dianov, “SESAM and SWCNT mode-locked all-fiber thulium-doped lasers based on the nonlinear amplifying loop mirror,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 448 (2014).
[Crossref]

Pozharov, A. S.

Pysz, D.

Qian, Q.

X. He, A. Luo, Q. Yang, T. Yang, X. Yuan, S. Xu, Q. Qian, D. Chen, Z. Luo, W. Xu, and Z. Yang, “60 nm bandwidth, 17 nJ noiselike pulse generation from a thulium-doped fiber ring laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 6(11), 112702 (2013).
[Crossref]

Rudy, C. W.

C. W. Rudy, M. J. F. Digonnet, and R. L. Byer, “Advances in 2-μm Tm-doped mode-locked fiber lasers,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 20(6), 642–649 (2014).
[Crossref]

Ruehl, A.

Salhi, M.

Sanchez, F.

Shang, W.

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Tam, H. Y.

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm Bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
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Tang, D. Y.

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm Bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
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Tang, Y.

C. Huang, C. Wang, W. Shang, N. Yang, Y. Tang, and J. Xu, “Developing high energy dissipative soliton fiber lasers at 2 micron,” Sci. Rep. 5, 13680 (2015).
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Y. Tang, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, “Generation of 8 nJ pulses from a normal-dispersion thulium fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 40(10), 2361–2364 (2015).
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Taylor, J. R.

Torrisi, F.

Tuovinen, H.

Turitsyn, S. K.

Vartiainen, I.

Wandt, D.

Wang, C.

C. Huang, C. Wang, W. Shang, N. Yang, Y. Tang, and J. Xu, “Developing high energy dissipative soliton fiber lasers at 2 micron,” Sci. Rep. 5, 13680 (2015).
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Q. Wang, T. Chen, M. Li, B. Zhang, Y. Lu, and K. P. Chen, “All-fiber ultrafast thulium-doped fiber ring laser with dissipative soliton and noise-like output in normal dispersion by single-wall carbon nanotubes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 103(1), 011103 (2013).
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Q. Wang, T. Chen, B. Zhang, M. Li, Y. Lu, and K. P. Chen, “All-fiber passively mode-locked thulium-doped fiber ring laser using optically deposited graphene saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102(13), 131117 (2013).
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B. Fu, Y. Hua, X. Xiao, H. Zhu, Z. Sun, and C. Yang, “Broadband graphene saturable absorber for pulsed fiber lasers at 1, 1.5, and 2 μm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20, 1100705 (2014).

Xu, J.

C. Huang, C. Wang, W. Shang, N. Yang, Y. Tang, and J. Xu, “Developing high energy dissipative soliton fiber lasers at 2 micron,” Sci. Rep. 5, 13680 (2015).
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Yan, F.

S. Liu, F. Yan, L. Zhang, W. Han, Z. Bai, and H. Zhou, “Noise-like femtosecond pulse in passively mode-locked Tm-doped NALM-based oscillator with small net anomalous dispersion,” J. Opt. 18(1), 015508 (2016).
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Q. Wang, T. Chen, M. Li, B. Zhang, Y. Lu, and K. P. Chen, “All-fiber ultrafast thulium-doped fiber ring laser with dissipative soliton and noise-like output in normal dispersion by single-wall carbon nanotubes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 103(1), 011103 (2013).
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Zhang, L.

S. Liu, F. Yan, L. Zhang, W. Han, Z. Bai, and H. Zhou, “Noise-like femtosecond pulse in passively mode-locked Tm-doped NALM-based oscillator with small net anomalous dispersion,” J. Opt. 18(1), 015508 (2016).
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J. Li, Z. Zhang, Z. Sun, H. Luo, Y. Liu, Z. Yan, C. Mou, L. Zhang, and S. K. Turitsyn, “All-fiber passively mode-locked Tm-doped NOLM-based oscillator operating at 2-μm in both soliton and noisy-pulse regimes,” Opt. Express 22(7), 7875–7882 (2014).
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Zhang, Z.

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L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm Bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
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Zhou, H.

S. Liu, F. Yan, L. Zhang, W. Han, Z. Bai, and H. Zhou, “Noise-like femtosecond pulse in passively mode-locked Tm-doped NALM-based oscillator with small net anomalous dispersion,” J. Opt. 18(1), 015508 (2016).
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Zhu, H.

B. Fu, Y. Hua, X. Xiao, H. Zhu, Z. Sun, and C. Yang, “Broadband graphene saturable absorber for pulsed fiber lasers at 1, 1.5, and 2 μm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20, 1100705 (2014).

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X. He, A. Luo, Q. Yang, T. Yang, X. Yuan, S. Xu, Q. Qian, D. Chen, Z. Luo, W. Xu, and Z. Yang, “60 nm bandwidth, 17 nJ noiselike pulse generation from a thulium-doped fiber ring laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 6(11), 112702 (2013).
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Q. Wang, T. Chen, M. Li, B. Zhang, Y. Lu, and K. P. Chen, “All-fiber ultrafast thulium-doped fiber ring laser with dissipative soliton and noise-like output in normal dispersion by single-wall carbon nanotubes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 103(1), 011103 (2013).
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Q. Wang, T. Chen, B. Zhang, M. Li, Y. Lu, and K. P. Chen, “All-fiber passively mode-locked thulium-doped fiber ring laser using optically deposited graphene saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102(13), 131117 (2013).
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B. Fu, Y. Hua, X. Xiao, H. Zhu, Z. Sun, and C. Yang, “Broadband graphene saturable absorber for pulsed fiber lasers at 1, 1.5, and 2 μm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20, 1100705 (2014).

M. Chernysheva, A. Krylov, N. Arutyunyan, A. Pozharov, E. Obraztsova, and E. Dianov, “SESAM and SWCNT mode-locked all-fiber thulium-doped lasers based on the nonlinear amplifying loop mirror,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 448 (2014).
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J. Opt. (1)

S. Liu, F. Yan, L. Zhang, W. Han, Z. Bai, and H. Zhou, “Noise-like femtosecond pulse in passively mode-locked Tm-doped NALM-based oscillator with small net anomalous dispersion,” J. Opt. 18(1), 015508 (2016).
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G. Hüttmann, C. Yao, and E. Endl, “New concepts in laser medicine: Towards a laser surgery with cellular precision,” Med. Laser Appl. 20(2), 135–139 (2005).
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L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm Bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
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A. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, C. C. Chung, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “Supercontinuum generation by noise-like pulses transmitted through normally dispersive standard single-mode fibers,” Opt. Express 21(13), 16056–16062 (2013).
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F. Haxsen, A. Ruehl, M. Engelbrecht, D. Wandt, U. Morgner, and D. Kracht, “Stretched-pulse operation of a thulium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Express 16(25), 20471–20476 (2008).
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G. Sobon, J. Sotor, I. Pasternak, A. Krajewska, W. Strupinski, and K. M. Abramski, “Thulium-doped all-fiber laser mode-locked by CVD-graphene/PMMA saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 21(10), 12797–12802 (2013).
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J. Li, Z. Zhang, Z. Sun, H. Luo, Y. Liu, Z. Yan, C. Mou, L. Zhang, and S. K. Turitsyn, “All-fiber passively mode-locked Tm-doped NOLM-based oscillator operating at 2-μm in both soliton and noisy-pulse regimes,” Opt. Express 22(7), 7875–7882 (2014).
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M. A. Chernysheva, A. A. Krylov, P. G. Kryukov, N. R. Arutyunyan, A. S. Pozharov, E. D. Obraztsova, and E. M. Dianov, “Thulium-doped mode-locked all-fiber laser based on NALM and carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 20(26), B124–B130 (2012).
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W. Zeller, L. Naehle, P. Fuchs, F. Gerschuetz, L. Hildebrandt, and J. Koeth, “DFB lasers between 760 nm and 16 μm for sensing applications,” Sensors (Basel) 10(4), 2492–2510 (2010).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Experimental setup of the all-fiber mode-locked laser.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Performance of the laser at 0.014 ps2 estimated net dispersion: optical spectra (a), 198 fs autocorrelation trace (b), narrow span (c) and wide span RF spectrum (d).
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Performance of the laser at 0.021 ps2 estimated net dispersion: optical spectra (a), 371 fs autocorrelation trace (b), narrow span (c) and wide span RF spectrum (d).
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Performance of the laser operating in the noise-like pulse regime at 0.021 ps2 estimated net dispersion: optical spectrum (a), autocorrelation trace (b), RF spectra (c) and d)).

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