OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2669–2671

Mode locking of a Cr:YAG laser with carbon nanotubes

Won Bae Cho, Andreas Schmidt, Sun Young Choi, Valentin Petrov, Uwe Griebner, Günter Steinmeyer, Soonil Lee, Dong-Il Yeom, and Fabian Rotermund  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 16, pp. 2669-2671 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002669


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (472 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report on mode locking of a bulk Cr:YAG laser by using a transmission-type single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber. Stable and self-starting laser operation in the picosecond and femtosecond regimes is obtained at wavelengths around 1.5 μm . Tunable transform-limited sub- 100 fs pulses are generated at a repetition rate of 85 MHz with an output power up to 110 mW .

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 22, 2010
Published: August 4, 2010

Citation
Won Bae Cho, Andreas Schmidt, Sun Young Choi, Valentin Petrov, Uwe Griebner, Günter Steinmeyer, Soonil Lee, Dong-Il Yeom, and Fabian Rotermund, "Mode locking of a Cr:YAG laser with carbon nanotubes," Opt. Lett. 35, 2669-2671 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-16-2669


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. I. N. Duling III, Opt. Lett. 16, 539 (1991). [CrossRef]
  2. A. Sennaroglu, Prog. Quantum Electron. 26, 287 (2002). [CrossRef]
  3. D. J. Ripin, C. Chudoba, J. T. Gopinath, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, V. Scheuer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 27, 61 (2002). [CrossRef]
  4. Z. Zhang, T. Nakagawa, K. Torizuka, T. Sugaya, and K. Kobayashi, Opt. Lett. 24, 1768 (1999). [CrossRef]
  5. U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996). [CrossRef]
  6. H. H. Tan, C. Jagadish, M. J. Lederer, B. Luther-Davies, J. Zou, D. J. H. Cockayne, M. Haiml, U. Siegner, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 1437 (1999). [CrossRef]
  7. S. Y. Set, H. Yaguchi, Y. Tanaka, and M. Jablonski, J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 51 (2004). [CrossRef]
  8. K. H. Fong, K. Kikuchi, C. S. Goh, S. Y. Set, R. Grange, M. Haiml, A. Schlatter, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 32, 38 (2007). [CrossRef]
  9. J. H. Yim, W. B. Cho, S. Lee, Y. H. Ahn, K. Kim, H. Lim, G. Steinmeyer, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and F. Rotermund, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 161106 (2008). [CrossRef]
  10. J. W. Nicholson, R. S. Windeler, and D. J. DiGiovanni, Opt. Express 15, 9176 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. T. R. 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]
  12. A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, G. Steinmeyer, J. H. Yim, W. B. Cho, S. Lee, F. Rotermund, M. C. Pujol, X. Mateos, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, Opt. Lett. 33, 729 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. W. B. Cho, A. Schmidt, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, F. Rotermund, U. Griebner, G. Steinmeyer, V. Petrov, X. Mateos, M. C. Pujol, J. J. Carvajal, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, Opt. Express 17, 11007 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. W. B. Cho, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, and F. Rotermund, Opt. Lett. 33, 2449 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. W. B. Cho, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, A. Schmidt, G. Steinmeyer, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, D.-I. Yeom, K. Kim, and F. Rotermund, Adv. Funct. Mater. 20, 1937 (2010). [CrossRef]
  16. P. J. Conlon, Y. P. Tong, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, and A. V. Shestakov, Opt. Lett. 19, 1468 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. Y. Ishida and K. Naganuma, Opt. Lett. 19, 2003 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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.

Figures

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

Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited