OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 13 — Jun. 30, 2014
  • pp: 15626–15631

Carbon nanostructure-based saturable absorber mirror for a diode-pumped 500-MHz femtosecond Yb:KLu(WO4)2 laser

Sun Young Choi, Jun Wan Kim, Mi Hye Kim, Dong-Il Yeom, Byung Hee Hong, Xavier Mateos, Magdalena Aguiló, Francesc Díaz, Valentin Petrov, Uwe Griebner, and Fabian Rotermund  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 13, pp. 15626-15631 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.015626


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1214 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report a diode-pumped Yb:KLu(WO4)2 (Yb:KLuW) laser passively mode-locked by employing a carbon nanostructure-based multi-functional saturable absorber mirror. Two types of carbon nanostructures, single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and graphene, were deposited on a single dielectric mirror and applied both for stable mode-locking of the Yb:KLuW laser near 1050 nm in a compact cavity configuration. The carbon nanostructure mode-locked laser delivers 157-fs pulses with output powers of up to 85 mW at a repetition rate of 500 MHz.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 14, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2014
Published: June 18, 2014

Citation
Sun Young Choi, Jun Wan Kim, Mi Hye Kim, Dong-Il Yeom, Byung Hee Hong, Xavier Mateos, Magdalena Aguiló, Francesc Díaz, Valentin Petrov, Uwe Griebner, and Fabian Rotermund, "Carbon nanostructure-based saturable absorber mirror for a diode-pumped 500-MHz femtosecond Yb:KLu(WO4)2 laser," Opt. Express 22, 15626-15631 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-13-15626


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. H. Liu, J. Nees, and G. Mourou, “Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser,” Opt. Lett.26(21), 1723–1725 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, “Highly efficient and low threshold diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:KYW laser,” Opt. Express12(17), 3928–3933 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. A. Agnesi, A. Greborio, F. Pirzio, and G. Reali, “80-fs Nd:silicate glass laser pumped by a single-mode 200-mW diode,” Opt. Express18(10), 10098–10103 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. A. Agnesi, A. Greborio, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, S. Y. Choi, F. Rotermund, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “99 fs Nd:glass laser mode-locked with carbon nanotube saturable absorber mirror,” Appl. Phys. Express3(11), 112702 (2010). [CrossRef]
  5. A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, G. Steinmeyer, J. H. Yim, W. B. Cho, S. Lee, F. Rotermund, M. C. Pujol, X. Mateos, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Passive mode locking of Yb:KLuW using a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” Opt. Lett.33(7), 729–731 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. H.-W. Yang, C. Kim, S. Y. Choi, G.-H. Kim, Y. Kobayashi, F. Rotermund, and J. Kim, “1.2-GHz repetition rate, diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KYW laser mode-locked by a carbon nanotube saturable absorber mirror,” Opt. Express20(28), 29518–29523 (2012). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. E. Ugolotti, A. Schmidt, V. Petrov, J. W. Kim, D.-I. Yeom, F. Rotermund, S. Bae, B. H. Hong, A. Agnesi, C. Fiebig, G. Erbert, X. Mateos, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Graphene mode-locked femtosecond Yb:KLuW laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett.101(16), 161112 (2012). [CrossRef]
  8. U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM’s) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.2(3), 435–453 (1996). [CrossRef]
  9. D. Kopf, G. Zhang, R. Fluck, M. Moser, and U. Keller, “All-in-one dispersion-compensating saturable absorber mirror for compact femtosecond laser sources,” Opt. Lett.21(7), 486–488 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. J. W. Nicholson, R. S. Windeler, and D. J. Digiovanni, “Optically driven deposition of single-walled carbon-nanotube saturable absorbers on optical fiber end-faces,” Opt. Express15(15), 9176–9183 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. S. Y. Choi, H. Jeong, B. H. Hong, F. Rotermund, and D.-I. Yeom, “All-fiber dissipative soliton laser with 10.2 nJ pulse energy using an evanescent field interaction with graphene saturable absorber,” Laser Phys. Lett.11(1), 015101 (2014). [CrossRef]
  12. R. Mary, G. Brown, S. J. Beecher, R. R. Thomson, D. Popa, Z. Sun, F. Torrisi, T. Hasan, S. Milana, F. Bonaccorso, A. C. Ferrari, and A. K. Kar, “Evanescent-wave coupled right angled buried waveguide: Applications in carbon nanotube mode-locking,” Appl. Phys. Lett.103(22), 221117 (2013). [CrossRef]
  13. T. R. Schibli, K. Minoshima, H. Kataura, E. Itoga, N. Minami, S. Kazaoui, K. Miyashita, M. Tokumoto, and Y. Sakakibara, “Ultrashort pulse-generation by saturable absorber mirrors based on polymer-embedded carbon nanotubes,” Opt. Express13(20), 8025–8031 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. W. B. Cho, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, A. Schmidt, G. Steinmeyer, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, D.-I. Yeom, K. Kim, and F. Rotermund, “Boosting the nonlinear optical response of carbon nanotube saturable absorber for broadband mode-locking of bulk lasers,” Adv. Funct. Mater.20(12), 1937–1943 (2010). [CrossRef]
  15. A. Schmidt, S. Y. Choi, D.-I. Yeom, F. Rotermund, X. Mateos, M. Segura, F. Díaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Femtosecond pulses near 2 μm from a Tm:KLuW laser mode-locked by a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. Express5(9), 092704 (2012). [CrossRef]
  16. I. H. Baek, H. W. Lee, S. Bae, B. H. Hong, Y. H. Ahn, D.-I. Yeom, and F. Rotermund, “Efficient mode-locking of sub-70-fs Ti:sapphire laser by graphene saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. Express5(3), 032701 (2012). [CrossRef]
  17. W. B. Cho, J. W. Kim, H. W. Lee, S. Bae, B. H. Hong, S. Y. Choi, I. H. Baek, K. Kim, D.-I. Yeom, and F. Rotermund, “High-quality, large-area monolayer graphene for efficient bulk laser mode-locking near 1.25 μm,” Opt. Lett.36(20), 4089–4091 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  18. M. N. Cizmeciyan, J. W. Kim, S. Bae, B. H. Hong, F. Rotermund, and A. Sennaroglu, “Graphene mode-locked femtosecond Cr:ZnSe laser at 2500 nm,” Opt. Lett.38(3), 341–343 (2013). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  19. S. Bae, H. Kim, Y. Lee, X. Xu, J.-S. Park, Y. Zheng, J. Balakrishnan, T. Lei, H. R. Kim, Y. I. Song, Y.-J. Kim, K. S. Kim, B. Özyilmaz, J.-H. Ahn, B. H. Hong, and S. Iijima, “Roll-to-roll production of 30-inch graphene films for transparent electrodes,” Nat. Nanotechnol.5(8), 574–578 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  20. J. H. Yim, W. B. Cho, S. Lee, Y. H. Ahn, K. Kim, H. Lim, G. Steinmeyer, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and F. Rotermund, “Fabrication and characterization of ultrafast carbon nanotube saturable absorber for solid-state laser mode-locking near 1 μm,” Appl. Phys. Lett.93(16), 161106 (2008). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4 Fig. 5
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited