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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1336–1338

Mode-locked 1.93 μ m thulium fiber laser with a carbon nanotube absorber

Max A. Solodyankin, Elena D. Obraztsova, Anatoly S. Lobach, Alexander I. Chernov, Anton V. Tausenev, Vitaly I. Konov, and Evgueni M. Dianov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 12, pp. 1336-1338 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001336


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Abstract

We report a ring-cavity thulium fiber laser mode locked with a single-wall carbon nanotube absorber used in transmission. A carboxymethyl cellulose polymer film with incorporated carbon nanotubes synthesized by the arc discharge method has an absorption coinciding with in the amplification bandwidth of a Tm-doped fiber. This laser is pumped by an erbium fiber laser at 1.57 μ m wavelength and produces a 37 MHz train of mode-locked 1.32 ps pulses at 1.93 μ m wavelength with an average output power of 3.4 mW .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2008
Published: June 12, 2008

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Citation
Max A. Solodyankin, Elena D. Obraztsova, Anatoly S. Lobach, Alexander I. Chernov, Anton V. Tausenev, Vitaly I. Konov, and Evgueni M. Dianov, "Mode-locked 1.93 μm thulium fiber laser with a carbon nanotube absorber," Opt. Lett. 33, 1336-1338 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-12-1336


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