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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2009
  • pp: 1624–1627

Nonlinear optical absorption of single-wall carbon nanotubes in carboxymethylcellulose thin polymer film and its application as a saturable absorber for mode-locking in pulsed Nd:glass laser

Dmitry V. Khudyakov, Anatoly S. Lobach, and Viktor A. Nadtochenko  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 8, pp. 1624-1627 (2009)

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Nonlinear optical absorption of single-wall carbon nanotubes in carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) thin polymer film has been studied by the Z-scan method. Nonlinear saturated absorption at λ = 1080 nm was registered with saturation intensity of 170 MW / cm 2 . Ultrashort pulses with duration of 3 ps were generated at λ = 1055 nm using this composite polymer film as a saturable absorber for passive mode locking in a neodymium glass laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2009
Published: March 9, 2009

Dmitry V. Khudyakov, Anatoly S. Lobach, and Viktor A. Nadtochenko, "Nonlinear optical absorption of single-wall carbon nanotubes in carboxymethylcellulose thin polymerfilm and its application as a saturable absorber for mode-locking in pulsed Nd:glass laser," Appl. Opt. 48, 1624-1627 (2009)

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