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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3996–3998

Ultrafast Raman laser mode-locked by nanotubes

C. E. S. Castellani, E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, D. Popa, T. Hasan, Z. Sun, E. Flahaut, A. C. Ferrari, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 20, pp. 3996-3998 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003996


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Abstract

We demonstrate passive mode-locking of a Raman fiber laser using a nanotube-based saturable absorber coupled to a net normal dispersion cavity. This generates highly chirped 500 ps pulses. These are then compressed down to 2 ps , with 1.4 kW peak power, making it a simple wavelength-versatile source for various applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2011
Published: October 5, 2011

Citation
C. E. S. Castellani, E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, D. Popa, T. Hasan, Z. Sun, E. Flahaut, A. C. Ferrari, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, "Ultrafast Raman laser mode-locked by nanotubes," Opt. Lett. 36, 3996-3998 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-20-3996


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