L-band ultrafast fiber laser mode locked by carbon nanotubes

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

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Abstract

We fabricate a nanotube-polyvinyl alcohol saturable absorber with a broad absorption at 1.6 μm. We demonstrate a pulsed fiber laser working in the telecommunication L band by using this composite as a mode locker. This gives ∼498±16 fs pulses at 1601 nm with a 26.7 MHz repetition rate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number061114
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume93
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2008

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Sun, Z., Rozhin, A. G., Wang, F., Scardaci, V., Milne, W. I., White, I. H., Hennrich, F., & Ferrari, A. C. (2008). L-band ultrafast fiber laser mode locked by carbon nanotubes. Applied Physics Letters, 93(6), [061114]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2968661