Compact CNT Mode-locked Ho<formula><tex>$^{3+}$</tex></formula>-doped Fluoride Fiber Laser at 1.2 &#x03BC;m

Junfeng Wang, Xiushan Zhu, Yunxiu Ma, Yuchen Wang, Minghong Tong, Shijie Fu, Jie Zong, Kort Wiersma, Arturo Chavez-Pirson, Robert A Norwood, Wei Shi, Nasser N Peyghambarian

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Abstract

Diode laser pumped carbon nanotube mode-locked Ho<formula><tex>$^{3+}$</tex></formula>-doped fluoride fiber laser at 1.2 &#x03BC;m was demonstrated for the first time. Stable mode-locked pulses with an average power of 1 mW at a repetition rate of 18.47 MHz was obtained at a pump power of 348 mW. The pulse energy and peak power of this mode-locked laser oscillator were about 54 pJ and 12.6 W, and were increased to 2.41 nJ and 0.54 kW, respectively, by a 15-cm Ho3+-doped fluoride fiber amplifier. The pulse duration was measured to be 4.3 ps by an autocorrelator. Because the operation wavelength is close to the zero-dispersion wavelength of 1.3 &#x03BC;m, this mode-locked fiber laser exhibits unique features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Nov 7 2017

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Keywords

  • Carbon nanotube
  • Fiber lasers
  • fiber lasers
  • holmium
  • Laser excitation
  • Laser mode locking
  • laser mode locking
  • Measurement by laser beam
  • Optical fiber amplifiers
  • Optical fiber couplers
  • Optical fiber dispersion
  • optical pulses
  • ultrafast optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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