OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2242–2244

Femtosecond laser pulse generation with a fiber taper embedded in carbon nanotube/polymer composite

Khanh Kieu and Masud Mansuripur  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 15, pp. 2242-2244 (2007)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (288 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We propose and demonstrate a new saturable absorber based on a fiber taper embedded in a carbon nanotube/polymer composite. Greater than a 10% reduction in absorption (due to saturation) is directly measured for our saturable absorber. Using an embedded fiber-taper saturable absorber, we built an all-fiber mode-locked ring laser, which produces 594 fs 1.7 nJ pulses with a repetition rate of 13.3 MHz .

© 2007 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2007
Published: July 25, 2007

Khanh Kieu and Masud Mansuripur, "Femtosecond laser pulse generation with a fiber taper embedded in carbon nanotube/polymer composite," Opt. Lett. 32, 2242-2244 (2007)

Sort:  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. M. E. Fermann, Ultrafast Lasers: Technology and Applications (Marcel Dekker, 2003).
  2. T. A. Birks, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St. J. Russell, Opt. Lett. 25, 1415 (2000). [CrossRef]
  3. J. Ye, Femtosecond Optical Frequency Comb: Principle, Operation, and Applications (Springer, 2005). [CrossRef]
  4. F. Dausinger, Femtosecond Technology for Technical and Medical Applications (Springer, 2004).
  5. S. Yamashita, Y. Inoue, S. Maruyama, Y. Murakami, H. Yaguchi, M. Jablonski, and S. Y. Set, Opt. Lett. 29, 1581 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. M. Nakazawa, S. Nakahara, T. Hirooka, M. Yoshida, T. Kaino, and K. Komatsu, Opt. Lett. 31, 915 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. T. Schibli, K. Minoshima, H. Kataura, E. Itoga, N. Minami, S. Kazaoui, K. Miyashita, M. Tokumoto, and Y. Sakakibara, Opt. Express 13, 8025 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. Y.-W. Song, S. Yamashita, C. S. Goh, and S. Y. Set, Opt. Lett. 32, 148 (2007). [CrossRef]
  9. Y. Song, K. Morimune, Sze Y. Set, and Shinji Yamashita, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 021101 (2007). [CrossRef]
  10. Y. C. Chen, N. R. Raravikar, L. S. Schadler, P. M. Ajayan, Y. P. Zhao, T. M. Lu, G. C. Wang, and X. C. Zhang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 975 (2007). [CrossRef]
  11. Sze Y. Set, H. Yaguchi, Y. Tanaka, and M. Jablonski, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 137 (2004). [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.


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

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited