TITLE

Large energy soliton erbium-doped fiber laser with a graphene-polymer composite mode locker

AUTHOR(S)
Han Zhang; Qiaoliang Bao; Dingyuan Tang; Luming Zhao; Kianping Loh
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;10/5/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 14, p141103
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Due to its unique electronic property and the Pauli blocking principle, atomic layer graphene possesses wavelength-independent ultrafast saturable absorption, which can be exploited for the ultrafast photonics application. Through chemical functionalization, a graphene-polymer nanocomposite membrane was fabricated and first used to mode lock a fiber laser. Stable mode locked solitons with 3 nJ pulse energy, 700 fs pulse width at the 1590 nm wavelength have been directly generated from the laser. We show that graphene-polymer nanocomposites could be an attractive saturable absorber for high power fiber laser mode locking.
ACCESSION #
44539768

 

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