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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1948–1950

Graphene saturable absorber mirror for ultra-fast-pulse solid-state laser

Jin-Long Xu, Xian-Lei Li, Yong-Zhong Wu, Xiao-Peng Hao, Jing-Liang He, and Ke-Jian Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 10, pp. 1948-1950 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001948


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Abstract

High-quality graphene sheets with lateral size over 20 μm have been obtained by bath sonicating after subjecting the wormlike graphite marginally to mixed oxidizer. To date, to our knowledge, they are the largest graphene sheets prepared by exfoliation in the liquid phase. A saturable absorber mirror was fabricated based on these sheets. We exploited it to realize mode-locking operation in a diode-pumped Nd : GdVO 4 laser. A pulse duration of 16 ps was produced with an average power of 360 mW and a highest pulse energy of 8.4 nJ for a graphene mode-locked laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 17, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 2011
Published: May 13, 2011

Citation
Jin-Long Xu, Xian-Lei Li, Yong-Zhong Wu, Xiao-Peng Hao, Jing-Liang He, and Ke-Jian Yang, "Graphene saturable absorber mirror for ultra-fast-pulse solid-state laser," Opt. Lett. 36, 1948-1950 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-10-1948


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