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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 3259–3262

Graphene Oxide Absorbers for Watt-Level High-Power Passive Mode-Locked Nd:GdVO4 Laser Operating at 1 μm

Yonggang Wang, ZunShi Qu, Jie Liu, and Yuen H. Tsang

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 30, Issue 20, pp. 3259-3262 (2012)


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Abstract

A novel graphene-oxide-based saturable absorber with 12% modulation depth, which is fabricated by the novel vertical evaporation technique, can be used to passively mode locked the Nd:GdVO4 ultrafast laser system. The maximum average output power measured is 1.1 W and it is operating at TEM00 mode. The measured pulse duration and repetition rate are 4.5 ps and 70 MHz, respectively. This low-cost, broadband graphene-oxide-based saturable absorber can potentially be used practically in the high-power mode-locking laser system.

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Yonggang Wang, ZunShi Qu, Jie Liu, and Yuen H. Tsang, "Graphene Oxide Absorbers for Watt-Level High-Power Passive Mode-Locked Nd:GdVO4 Laser Operating at 1 μm," J. Lightwave Technol. 30, 3259-3262 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-30-20-3259


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