Femtosecond laser pulse generation with a fiber taper embedded in carbon nanotube/polymer composite

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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a new saturable absorber based on a fiber taper embedded in a carbon nanotube/polymer composite. Greater than a 10% reduction in absorption (due to saturation) is directly measured for our saturable absorber. Using an embedded fiber-taper saturable absorber, we built an all-fiber mode-locked ring laser, which produces 594 fs/1.7 nJ pulses with a repetition rate of 13.3 MHz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2242-2244
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Volume32
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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