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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 729–731

Passive mode locking of Yb:KLuW using a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber

Andreas Schmidt, Simon Rivier, Günter Steinmeyer, Jong Hyuk Yim, Won Bae Cho, Soonil Lee, Fabian Rotermund, Maria C. Pujol, Xavier Mateos, Magdalena Aguiló, Francesc Díaz, Valentin Petrov, and Uwe Griebner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 7, pp. 729-731 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000729


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Abstract

Mode locking of an Yb-doped bulk laser in the 1 μ m spectral range using a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber (SWCNT-SA) is demonstrated for the first time, to our knowledge. Passive mode locking of an Yb:KLuW laser resulted in nearly transform-limited pulses as short as 115 fs at 1048 nm . In addition, the nonlinear response of the SWCNT-SA was measured, yielding a modulation depth of 0.25% and a relaxation time of 750 fs .

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2008
Published: March 31, 2008

Citation
Andreas Schmidt, Simon Rivier, Günter Steinmeyer, Jong Hyuk Yim, Won Bae Cho, Soonil Lee, Fabian Rotermund, Maria C. Pujol, Xavier Mateos, Magdalena Aguiló, Francesc Díaz, Valentin Petrov, and Uwe Griebner, "Passive mode locking of Yb:KLuW using a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber," Opt. Lett. 33, 729-731 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-7-729


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