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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 15474–15480

Graphene oxide mode-locked femtosecond erbium-doped fiber lasers

Jia Xu, Jiang Liu, Sida Wu, Quan-Hong Yang, and Pu Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 15474-15480 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.015474


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Abstract

We demonstrated the femtosecond erbium-doped all-fiber lasers mode-locked with graphene oxide, which can be conveniently obtained from natural graphite by simple oxidation and ultra-sonication process. With proper dispersion management in an all-fiber ring cavity, the laser directly generated 200 fs pulses at a repetition rate of 22.9 MHz and the average output power was 5.8 mW. With the variation of net cavity dispersion, output pulses with pulse width of 0.2~3 ps were obtained at a repetition rate of 22.9~0.93 MHz. These results are comparable with those of graphene saturable absorbers and the superiority of easy fabrication and hydrophilic property of graphene oxide will facilitate its potential applications for ultrafast photonics.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2012
Published: June 25, 2012

Citation
Jia Xu, Jiang Liu, Sida Wu, Quan-Hong Yang, and Pu Wang, "Graphene oxide mode-locked femtosecond erbium-doped fiber lasers," Opt. Express 20, 15474-15480 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-14-15474


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