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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9429–9435

All-polarization-maintaining Er-doped ultrashort-pulse fiber laser using carbon nanotube saturable absorber

N. Nishizawa, Y. Seno, K. Sumimura, Y. Sakakibara, E. Itoga, H. Kataura, and K. Itoh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9429-9435 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.009429


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Abstract

We present an all-polarization-maintaining Er-doped ultrashortpulse fiber laser using a single-wall carbon nanotube polyimide nanocomposite saturable absorber. The maximum average power for single-pulse operation is 4.8 mW, and the repetition frequency is 41.3 MHz. Self-start and stable mode-locking operation is achieved. The RF amplitude noise is also examined and it is confirmed that the noise figure is as low as that of a solid-state laser. Using a polarization-maintaining anomalous dispersive fiber, a 314 fs output pulse is compressed to 107 fs via higher-order soliton compression. The peak power of the compressed pulse is up to 1.1 kW.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2008
Published: June 11, 2008

Citation
N. Nishizawa, Y. Seno, K. Sumimura, Y. Sakakibara, E. Itoga, H. Kataura, and K. Itoh, "All-polarization-maintaining Er-doped ultrashort-pulse fiber laser using carbon nanotube saturable absorber," Opt. Express 16, 9429-9435 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-13-9429


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