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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 10239–10247
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Flexible graphene saturable absorber on two-layer structure for tunable mode-locked soliton fiber laser

Wei Xin, Zhi-Bo Liu, Qi-Wen Sheng, Ming Feng, Li-Gang Huang, Peng Wang, Wen-Shuai Jiang, Fei Xing, Yan-Ge Liu, and Jian-Guo Tian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 10239-10247 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.010239


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Abstract

Using a two-layer structure consisting of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) to support graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD), we demonstrate a flexible integrated graphene saturable absorber (SA) on microfiber for passive mode-locked soliton fiber laser. This method can optimize the light-graphene interaction by using evanescent field in the integration structure. Moreover, the fiber laser with the in-line microfiber-to-graphene SA can realize the tunabilities of both the 3dB bandwidth of output optical spectrum and the pulse width of soliton. This tunable mode-locked soliton laser has potential applications in optical communication, optical microscopy, and so on.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2014
Published: April 21, 2014

Citation
Wei Xin, Zhi-Bo Liu, Qi-Wen Sheng, Ming Feng, Li-Gang Huang, Peng Wang, Wen-Shuai Jiang, Fei Xing, Yan-Ge Liu, and Jian-Guo Tian, "Flexible graphene saturable absorber on two-layer structure for tunable mode-locked soliton fiber laser," Opt. Express 22, 10239-10247 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-9-10239


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