We demonstrate a simple and practical method for incorporating carbon nanotubes on the end-face of optical fibers enabled by optical radiation propagating in the fiber. Modelocking is shown in both Erbium and Ytterbium-doped fiber lasers.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
J. W. Nicholson, "Optically Assisted Deposition of Carbon Nanotube Saturable Absorbers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CMU6.
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