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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 25 — Dec. 8, 2008
  • pp: 20943–20948

147 fs, 51 MHz soliton fiber laser at 1.56 µm with a fiber-connector-type SWNT/P3HT saturable absorber

Fumio Shohda, Takafumi Shirato, Masataka Nakazawa, Junji Mata, and Jun Tsukamoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 25, pp. 20943-20948 (2008)

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We fabricated a fiber-connector-type saturable absorber in which SWNTs and P3HT (poly-3-hexylthiophene) were coated on the fiber connector end. This saturable absorber allowed us to realize a short laser cavity length. We used a soliton cavity configuration to generate the shortest pulse (147 fs) at the highest repetition rate (51 MHz) yet obtained with carbon nanotubes (CNT) related saturable absorbers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 10, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2008
Published: December 3, 2008

Fumio Shohda, Takafumi Shirato, Masataka Nakazawa, Junji Mata, and Jun Tsukamoto, "147 fs, 51 MHz soliton fiber laser at 1.56 μm with a fiber-connector-type SWNT/P3HT saturable absorber," Opt. Express 16, 20943-20948 (2008)

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