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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 12797–12802

Thulium-doped all-fiber laser mode-locked by CVD-graphene/PMMA saturable absorber

Grzegorz Sobon, Jaroslaw Sotor, Iwona Pasternak, Aleksandra Krajewska, Wlodek Strupinski, and Krzysztof M. Abramski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 12797-12802 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.012797


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Abstract

We report an all-fiber Tm-doped fiber laser mode-locked by graphene saturable absorber. The laser emits 1.2 ps pulses at 1884 nm center wavelength with 4 nm of bandwidth and 20.5 MHz mode spacing. The graphene layers were grown on copper foils by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and transferred onto the fiber connector end. Up to date this is the shortest reported pulse duration achieved from a Tm-doped laser mode-locked by graphene saturable absorber. Such cost-effective and stable fiber lasers might be considered as sources for mid-infrared spectroscopy and remote sensing.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 14, 2013
Published: May 17, 2013

Citation
Grzegorz Sobon, Jaroslaw Sotor, Iwona Pasternak, Aleksandra Krajewska, Wlodek Strupinski, and Krzysztof M. Abramski, "Thulium-doped all-fiber laser mode-locked by CVD-graphene/PMMA saturable absorber," Opt. Express 21, 12797-12802 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-10-12797


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