We demonstrate passive mode-locking of short-cavity (~2cm) fiber Fabry-Perot laser by incorporating carbon nanotubes as a saturable absorber. Stable pulses are generated with pulsewidth as short as 0.68ps and repetition rate as high as 5.18GHz.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
S. Yamashita, Y. Inoue, K. Hsu, S. Y. Set, M. Jablonski, H. Yaguchi, T. Kotake, and K. Sato, "A 2cm-long fiber Fabry-Perot mode-locked laser incorporating carbon nanotubes," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CTuD7.
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