Ultrafast stretched-pulse fiber laser mode-locked by carbon nanotubes

Zhipei Sun, Tawfique Hasan, Fengqiu Wang, Aleksey G. Rozhin, Ian H. White, Andrea C. Ferrari

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Ultrafast fiber sources having short pulses, broad bandwidth, high energy, and low amplitude fluctuations have widespread applications. Stretched-pulse fiber lasers, incorporating segments of normal and anomalous dispersion fibers, are a preferred means to generate such pulses. We realize a stretched-pulse fiber laser based on a nanotube saturable absorber, with 113 fs pulses, 33.5 nm spectral width and ~0.07% amplitude fluctuation, outperforming current nanotube-based designs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-411
Number of pages8
JournalNano Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2010


  • Fiber laser
  • Nanotubes
  • Saturable absorber
  • Ultrafast pulse generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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