Carbon nanotube mode-locked fiber lasers: recent progress and perspectives


Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) possess remarkable nonlinear optical properties; a particular application is to function as a mode locker used in ultrafast fiber lasers to produce ultrashort optical pulses. Various types of CNT saturable absorbers (SAs) and ultrafast fiber lasers have been demonstrated. In this review, typical fabrication process and development of CNT SAs are discussed and we highlight the recent investigation and progress of state-of-the-art ultrafast fiber lasers covering GHz, bidirectional ultrafast fiber lasers, vectorial mode fiber lasers, comb systems, and mode-locking dynamics. Our perspectives of ultrafast fiber lasers based on CNT SAs are given finally.

Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Additional Information: © 2020 Lilong Dai et al., published by De Gruyter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Funding: This research was funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (61975107, 61605107), High Education Discipline Innovation Project (111 project) (D20031).
Publication ISSN: 2192-8614
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2023 08:19
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2020 08:59
Full Text Link: 10.1515/nanoph-2020-0446
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PURE Output Type: Review article
Published Date: 2020-11-25
Accepted Date: 2020-08-25
Authors: Dai, Lilong
Huang, Zinan
Huang, Qianqian
Zhao, Chang
Rozhin, Aleksey
Sergeyev, Sergey
Al Araimi, Mohammed
Mou, Chengbo



Version: Published Version

License: Creative Commons Attribution

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