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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2770–2775

Er-Doped Fiber Laser Mode-Locked by CVD-Graphene Saturable Absorber

Grzegorz Sobon, Jaroslaw Sotor, Iwona Pasternak, Kacper Grodecki, Piotr Paletko, Wlodzimierz Strupinski, Zdzislaw Jankiewicz, and Krzysztof M. Abramski

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 30, Issue 17, pp. 2770-2775 (2012)

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Erbium-doped fiber laser passively mode-locked by bilayer graphene is presented. The graphene layers were grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) on Cu substrate and transferred onto a fused silica window, forming a saturable absorber (SA). Low non-saturable losses and modulation depth as high as 55% allowed to achieve soliton pulses with over 11 nm bandwidth and nearly-transform limited 315 fs duration at 1564 nm center wavelength. The paper describes the design of the laser construction, as well as the graphene-SA preparation process. Our study demonstrates, that CVD-Cu graphene transferred on glass substrate may be used for efficient mode-locking of fiber lasers.

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Grzegorz Sobon, Jaroslaw Sotor, Iwona Pasternak, Kacper Grodecki, Piotr Paletko, Wlodzimierz Strupinski, Zdzislaw Jankiewicz, and Krzysztof M. Abramski, "Er-Doped Fiber Laser Mode-Locked by CVD-Graphene Saturable Absorber," J. Lightwave Technol. 30, 2770-2775 (2012)

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