We demonstrate a novel passive mode-locking enhanced by the interaction of Carbon-nanotubes with the evanescent-field of propagating beam in a D-shaped fiber. The scheme featuring long lateral interaction guarantees strong nonlinear effect from the nanotubes.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
Y. Song, C. S. Goh, S. Y. Set, K. H. Fong, and S. Yamashita, " Enhanced Passive Mode-Locking of Fiber Lasers Using Carbon Nanotubes Deposited onto D-Shaped Fiber," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OThQ3.