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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2394–2396

Wavelength-tunable, passively mode-locked fiber laser based on graphene and chirped fiber Bragg grating

Xiaoying He, Zhi-bo Liu, and D. N. Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 12, pp. 2394-2396 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002394


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Abstract

We demonstrate a wavelength-tunable, passively mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser based on graphene and chirped fiber Bragg grating. The saturable absorber used to enable passive mode-locking in the fiber laser is a section of microfiber covered by graphene film, which allows light-graphene interaction via the evanescent field of the microfiber. The wavelength of the laser can be continuously tuned by adjusting the chirped fiber Bragg grating, while maintaining mode-locking stability. Such a system has high potential in tuning the mode-locked laser pulses across a wide wavelength range.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2012
Published: June 13, 2012

Citation
Xiaoying He, Zhi-bo Liu, and D. N. Wang, "Wavelength-tunable, passively mode-locked fiber laser based on graphene and chirped fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Lett. 37, 2394-2396 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-12-2394


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