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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 716–722

Three operation regimes with an L-band ultrafast fiber laser passively mode-locked by graphene oxide saturable absorber

Junqing Zhao, Yonggang Wang, Shuangchen Ruan, Peiguang Yan, Han Zhang, Yuen H. Tsang, Jinhui Yang, and Guoxi Huang  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 716-722 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.31.000716


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Abstract

We present three operation regimes with an L-band erbium-doped fiber laser passively mode-locked by a graphene oxide saturable absorber (GOSA) that is fabricated by using a wet chemical method. One is a stable state of single soliton emission with pulse duration of 426 fs, which is the shortest pulse duration ever achieved with an L-band design by employing GOSA as the mode-locker. The other two operation regimes include bound-state soliton and dual-wavelength nanosecond pulse generation, which are demonstrated for the first time by using the GOSA mode-locker. Our results further indicate the practical potential of GOSA in ultrafast fiber lasers for achieving various mode-locking regimes.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2014
Published: March 6, 2014

Citation
Junqing Zhao, Yonggang Wang, Shuangchen Ruan, Peiguang Yan, Han Zhang, Yuen H. Tsang, Jinhui Yang, and Guoxi Huang, "Three operation regimes with an L-band ultrafast fiber laser passively mode-locked by graphene oxide saturable absorber," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 716-722 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-31-4-716


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