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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1399–1401

All-fiber pulsed lasers passively mode locked by transferable vertically aligned carbon nanotube film

Yong-Won Song, Shinji Yamashita, Erik Einarsson, and Shigeo Maruyama  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1399-1401 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001399


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Abstract

An all-fiber passive laser mode locking is realized with a vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotube film that can be transferred onto an arbitrary substrate using only hot water. A D-shaped fiber is employed as the substrate for the evanescent field interaction of propagating light with the nanotubes. The scheme highlights the efficient interaction achieved by the nanotube alignment as well as the dramatically simplified device preparation process. The demonstrated pulsed laser output has 2.9 nm of spectral full width at half-maximum and a 20.8 MHz repetition rate.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 17, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2007
Published: April 26, 2007

Citation
Yong-Won Song, Shinji Yamashita, Erik Einarsson, and Shigeo Maruyama, "All-fiber pulsed lasers passively mode locked by transferable vertically aligned carbon nanotube film," Opt. Lett. 32, 1399-1401 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-11-1399


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