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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 11 — May. 24, 2010
  • pp: 11223–11229

131 fs, 33 MHz all-fiber soliton laser at 1.07 μm with a film-type SWNT saturable absorber coated on polyimide

Fumio Shohda, Yuichiro Hori, Masataka Nakazawa, Junji Mata, and Jun Tsukamoto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 11, pp. 11223-11229 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.011223


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Abstract

We present a 1.07 μm all-fiber femtosecond soliton laser employing a film-type saturable absorber with a P3HT (poly-3-hexylthiophene) incorporated SWNT coated on polyimide film. We optimized the laser cavity as a dispersion-managed soliton laser with photonic crystal fiber (PCF) as an anomalous dispersion fiber at 1.07 μm. As a result, a 131 fs, 33 MHz pulse was successfully generated with a simple laser configuration.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 31, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2010
Published: May 12, 2010

Citation
Fumio Shohda, Yuichiro Hori, Masataka Nakazawa, Junji Mata, and Jun Tsukamoto, "131 fs, 33 MHz all-fiber soliton laser at 1.07 μm with a film-type SWNT saturable absorber coated on polyimide," Opt. Express 18, 11223-11229 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-11-11223


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