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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23659–23665

A 31 mW, 280 fs passively mode-locked fiber soliton laser using a high heat-resistant SWNT/P3HT saturable absorber coated with siloxane

Takato Ono, Yuichiro Hori, Masato Yoshida, Toshihiko Hirooka, Masataka Nakazawa, Junji Mata, and Jun Tsukamoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23659-23665 (2012)

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We report a substantial increase in the heat resistance in a connector-type single-wall carbon nanotube (SWNT) saturable absorber by sealing SWNT/P3HT composite with siloxane. By applying the saturable absorber to a passively mode-locked Er fiber laser, we successfully demonstrated 280 fs, 31 mW pulse generation with a fivefold improvement in heat resistance.

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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: July 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2012
Published: October 1, 2012

Takato Ono, Yuichiro Hori, Masato Yoshida, Toshihiko Hirooka, Masataka Nakazawa, Junji Mata, and Jun Tsukamoto, "A 31 mW, 280 fs passively mode-locked fiber soliton laser using a high heat-resistant SWNT/P3HT saturable absorber coated with siloxane," Opt. Express 20, 23659-23665 (2012)

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