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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2675–2677

Passive mode locking in a Ti:sapphire laser using a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber at a wavelength of 810 nm

Dmitry V. Khudyakov, Anatoly S. Lobach, and Viktor A. Nadtochenko  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 16, pp. 2675-2677 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002675


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Abstract

We report mode locking in a Ti:sapphire (Ti:Sa) laser at the wavelength of 810 nm using a polymer film with single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) applied as a saturable absorber. Pulses with 600 fs duration and 0.4 nJ energy were generated from the Ti:Sa laser with polymer-SWNT composite film for cw passive mode locking.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: May 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2010
Published: August 4, 2010

Citation
Dmitry V. Khudyakov, Anatoly S. Lobach, and Viktor A. Nadtochenko, "Passive mode locking in a Ti:sapphire laser using a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber at a wavelength of 810 nm," Opt. Lett. 35, 2675-2677 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-16-2675

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