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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1–6

Mode-locking in Er-doped fiber laser based on mechanically exfoliated Sb2Te3 saturable absorber

Jaroslaw Sotor, Grzegorz Sobon, Wojciech Macherzynski, Piotr Paletko, Kacper Grodecki, and Krzysztof M. Abramski  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 1-6 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.4.000001


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Abstract

We demonstrate the usage of a new saturable absorber material – antimony telluride (Sb2Te3) for efficient mode-locking of an Erbium-doped fiber laser. The Sb2Te3 layers were obtained by mechanical exfoliation and transferred onto the fiber connector tip. The all-fiber laser was capable of generating optical solitons with the full width at half maximum of 1.8 nm centered at 1558.6 nm, with 4.75 MHz repetition rate. The pulse energy of the generated 1.8 ps pulses was at the level of 105 pJ.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 28, 2013
Published: December 2, 2013

Virtual Issues
Nonlinear Optics 2013 (2013) Optical Materials Express
Nonlinear Optics (2013) Optics Express

Citation
Jaroslaw Sotor, Grzegorz Sobon, Wojciech Macherzynski, Piotr Paletko, Kacper Grodecki, and Krzysztof M. Abramski, "Mode-locking in Er-doped fiber laser based on mechanically exfoliated Sb2Te3 saturable absorber," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 1-6 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-4-1-1


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