Generation of ultra-fast laser pulses using nanotube mode-lockers

A. G. Rozhin, V. Scardaci, F. Wang, F. Hennrich, I. H. White, W. I. Milne, A. C. Ferrari

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Abstract

We report a simple way to fabricate a high optical quality single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) composite. The composites demonstrate strong saturable absorption at ∼1.5μm, the spectral range for optical communications. These are used as mode-lockers in a fiber laser. We achieve ∼713 fs pulse generation and up to 8 mW output power.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3551-3555
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Volume243
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Rozhin, A. G., Scardaci, V., Wang, F., Hennrich, F., White, I. H., Milne, W. I., & Ferrari, A. C. (2006). Generation of ultra-fast laser pulses using nanotube mode-lockers. Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, 243(13), 3551-3555. https://doi.org/10.1002/pssb.200669151