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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2007
  • pp: 430–432

Passively mode-locked lasers with 17.2-GHz fundamental-mode repetition rate pulsed by carbon nanotubes

Yong-Won Song, Shinji Yamashita, Chee S. Goh, and Sze Y. Set  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 4, pp. 430-432 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000430


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Abstract

17.2 GHz , the highest fundamental-mode repetition rate to our knowledge, of a carbon nanotube-based passively mode-locked laser is realized at 1570 nm by employing purified single-walled carbon nanotubes as saturable absorbers. The ultrashort linear laser cavity configured with a 9 mm length is designed and demonstrated with our extremely miniaturized nanotube mode locker and a mirror-coated semiconductor optical amplifier as gain medium. The demonstrated pulsed laser has the inferred temporal pulse width of 14 ps and a 3 dB spectral bandwidth of 0.73 nm .

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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:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 25, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2006
Published: January 26, 2007

Citation
Yong-Won Song, Shinji Yamashita, Chee S. Goh, and Sze Y. Set, "Passively mode-locked lasers with 17.2-GHz fundamental-mode repetition rate pulsed by carbon nanotubes," Opt. Lett. 32, 430-432 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-4-430


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