Passively harmonic mode locked erbium doped fiber soliton laser with carbon nanotubes based saturable absorber

Mou, Chengbo, Arif, Raz, Rozhin, Aleksey and Turitsyn, Sergei (2012). Passively harmonic mode locked erbium doped fiber soliton laser with carbon nanotubes based saturable absorber. Optical Materials Express, 2 (6), pp. 884-890.

Abstract

We have proposed and demonstrated passive harmonic mode locking of an erbium doped fiber laser with soliton pulse shaping using carbon nanotubes polyvinyl alcohol film. Two types of samples prepared by using filtration and centrifugation were studied. The demonstrated fiber laser can support 10th harmonic order corresponding to 245 MHz repetition rate with an output power of ~12 mW. More importantly, all stable harmonic orders show timing jitter below 10 ps. The output pulses energies are between 25 to 56 pJ. Both samples result in the same central wavelength of output optical spectrum with similar pulse duration of ~1 ps for all harmonic orders. By using the same laser configuration, centrifugated sample exhibits slightly lower pulse chirp.

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