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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2004
  • pp: 1581–1583

Saturable absorbers incorporating carbon nanotubes directly synthesized onto substrates and fibers and their application to mode-locked fiber lasers

S. Yamashita, Y. Inoue, S. Maruyama, Y. Murakami, H. Yaguchi, M. Jablonski, and S. Y. Set  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 14, pp. 1581-1583 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001581


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Abstract

We present novel carbon-nanotube-based saturable absorbers. Using the low-temperature alcohol catalytic chemical-vapor deposition method, high-quality single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) were directly synthesized on quartz substrates and fiber ends. We successfully applied the SWNTs to mode lock a fiber laser producing subpicosecond pulses at a 50-MHz repetition rate.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

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S. Yamashita, Y. Inoue, S. Maruyama, Y. Murakami, H. Yaguchi, M. Jablonski, and S. Y. Set, "Saturable absorbers incorporating carbon nanotubes directly synthesized onto substrates and fibers and their application to mode-locked fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 29, 1581-1583 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-14-1581


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