Abstract

Picosecond pulse generation near 1-μm wavelength has been achieved with a Nd:BaY2F8 (Nd:BaYF) laser mode-locked using a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber (SWCNT-SA). The laser was operated at its main 1049-nm transition, generating 8.5-ps pulses with 70-mW output power for 570-mW absorbed pump power. This is the first demonstration of cw mode-locking in the picosecond regime with Nd-doped crystals and SWCNT-SAs. The requirements on the SWCNT-SA for successful mode-locking in relatively narrow-band neodymium lasers are reviewed and their implications are discussed.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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2001 (1)

R. Paschotta and U. Keller, “Passive mode locking with slow saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. B 73, 653–662 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

1991 (1)

1990 (1)

Agnesi, A.

A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, “Picosecond Nd:BaY2F8 laser discretely tunable around 1 μm,” Appl. Phys. B 100, 759–764 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, A. Greborio, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, S. Y. Choi, F. Rotermund, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “99-fs Nd:glass laser mode-locked with carbon nanotube saturable absorber mirror,” App. Phys. Express 3, 112702 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, and H. P. Jenssen, “Diode pumped Nd:BaY2F8 picosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 6094–6096 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Aguiló, M.

Bonaccorso, F.

T. Hasan, Z. Sun, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, P. H. Tan, A. G. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari, “Nanotube–polymer composites for ultrafast photonics,” Adv. Mater. 21, 3874–3899 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Brabec, T.

Bukin, V. V.

S. V. Garnov, S. A. Solokhin, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, P. A. Obraztsov, A. I. Chernov, V. V. Bukin, A. A. Sirotkin, Y. D. Zagumennyi, Y. D. Zavartsev, S. A. Kutovoi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive mode-locking with carbon nanotube saturable absorber in Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:Y0.9Gd0.1VO4 lasers operating at 1.34 μm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 648–651 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chernov, A. I.

S. V. Garnov, S. A. Solokhin, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, P. A. Obraztsov, A. I. Chernov, V. V. Bukin, A. A. Sirotkin, Y. D. Zagumennyi, Y. D. Zavartsev, S. A. Kutovoi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive mode-locking with carbon nanotube saturable absorber in Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:Y0.9Gd0.1VO4 lasers operating at 1.34 μm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 648–651 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Cho, W. B.

Choi, S. Y.

Díaz, F.

Ferrari, A. C.

T. Hasan, Z. Sun, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, P. H. Tan, A. G. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari, “Nanotube–polymer composites for ultrafast photonics,” Adv. Mater. 21, 3874–3899 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Garnov, S. V.

S. V. Garnov, S. A. Solokhin, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, P. A. Obraztsov, A. I. Chernov, V. V. Bukin, A. A. Sirotkin, Y. D. Zagumennyi, Y. D. Zavartsev, S. A. Kutovoi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive mode-locking with carbon nanotube saturable absorber in Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:Y0.9Gd0.1VO4 lasers operating at 1.34 μm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 648–651 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Greborio, A.

A. Agnesi, A. Greborio, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, S. Y. Choi, F. Rotermund, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “99-fs Nd:glass laser mode-locked with carbon nanotube saturable absorber mirror,” App. Phys. Express 3, 112702 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Griebner, U.

A. Agnesi, A. Greborio, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, S. Y. Choi, F. Rotermund, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “99-fs Nd:glass laser mode-locked with carbon nanotube saturable absorber mirror,” App. Phys. Express 3, 112702 (2010).
[CrossRef]

W. B. Cho, A. Schmidt, S. Y. Choi, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, G. Steinmeyer, Y. S. Lee, D. Yeom, and F. Rotermund, “Mode locking of a Cr:YAG laser with carbon nanotubes,” Opt. Lett. 35, 2669–2671 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. B. Cho, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, A. Schmidt, G. Steinmeyer, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, D.-I. Yeom, K. Kim, and F. Rotermund, “Boosting the nonlinear optical response of carbon nanotube saturable absorbers for broadband mode-locking of bulk lasers,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 20, 1937–1943 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, W. B. Cho, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, F. Rotermund, D. Rytz, G. Steinmeyer, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Sub-100 fs single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber mode-locked Yb-laser operation near 1 μm,” Opt. Express 17, 20109–20116 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. B. Cho, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, and F. Rotermund, “Mode-locked self-starting Cr:forsterite laser using a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2449–2451 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, G. Steinmeyer, J. H. Yim, W. B. Cho, S. Lee, F. Rotermund, M. C. Pujol, X. Mateos, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Passive mode locking of Yb:KLuW using a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” Opt. Lett. 33, 729–731 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hasan, T.

T. Hasan, Z. Sun, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, P. H. Tan, A. G. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari, “Nanotube–polymer composites for ultrafast photonics,” Adv. Mater. 21, 3874–3899 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Haus, H. A.

Hönninger, C.

Ippen, E. P.

Itoga, E.

Jenssen, H. P.

A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, and H. P. Jenssen, “Diode pumped Nd:BaY2F8 picosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 6094–6096 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kataura, H.

Kazaoui, S.

Keller, U.

Kim, K.

W. B. Cho, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, A. Schmidt, G. Steinmeyer, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, D.-I. Yeom, K. Kim, and F. Rotermund, “Boosting the nonlinear optical response of carbon nanotube saturable absorbers for broadband mode-locking of bulk lasers,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 20, 1937–1943 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Krausz, F.

Kutovoi, S. A.

S. V. Garnov, S. A. Solokhin, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, P. A. Obraztsov, A. I. Chernov, V. V. Bukin, A. A. Sirotkin, Y. D. Zagumennyi, Y. D. Zavartsev, S. A. Kutovoi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive mode-locking with carbon nanotube saturable absorber in Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:Y0.9Gd0.1VO4 lasers operating at 1.34 μm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 648–651 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lee, S.

Lee, Y. S.

Liu, L. Y.

Lobach, A. S.

S. V. Garnov, S. A. Solokhin, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, P. A. Obraztsov, A. I. Chernov, V. V. Bukin, A. A. Sirotkin, Y. D. Zagumennyi, Y. D. Zavartsev, S. A. Kutovoi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive mode-locking with carbon nanotube saturable absorber in Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:Y0.9Gd0.1VO4 lasers operating at 1.34 μm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 648–651 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Mateos, X.

Minami, N.

Minoshima, K.

Miyashita, K.

Morier-Genoud, F.

Moser, M.

Obraztsov, P. A.

S. V. Garnov, S. A. Solokhin, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, P. A. Obraztsov, A. I. Chernov, V. V. Bukin, A. A. Sirotkin, Y. D. Zagumennyi, Y. D. Zavartsev, S. A. Kutovoi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive mode-locking with carbon nanotube saturable absorber in Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:Y0.9Gd0.1VO4 lasers operating at 1.34 μm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 648–651 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Obraztsova, E. D.

S. V. Garnov, S. A. Solokhin, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, P. A. Obraztsov, A. I. Chernov, V. V. Bukin, A. A. Sirotkin, Y. D. Zagumennyi, Y. D. Zavartsev, S. A. Kutovoi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive mode-locking with carbon nanotube saturable absorber in Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:Y0.9Gd0.1VO4 lasers operating at 1.34 μm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 648–651 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

Petrov, V.

A. Agnesi, A. Greborio, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, S. Y. Choi, F. Rotermund, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “99-fs Nd:glass laser mode-locked with carbon nanotube saturable absorber mirror,” App. Phys. Express 3, 112702 (2010).
[CrossRef]

W. B. Cho, A. Schmidt, S. Y. Choi, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, G. Steinmeyer, Y. S. Lee, D. Yeom, and F. Rotermund, “Mode locking of a Cr:YAG laser with carbon nanotubes,” Opt. Lett. 35, 2669–2671 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. B. Cho, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, A. Schmidt, G. Steinmeyer, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, D.-I. Yeom, K. Kim, and F. Rotermund, “Boosting the nonlinear optical response of carbon nanotube saturable absorbers for broadband mode-locking of bulk lasers,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 20, 1937–1943 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, W. B. Cho, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, F. Rotermund, D. Rytz, G. Steinmeyer, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Sub-100 fs single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber mode-locked Yb-laser operation near 1 μm,” Opt. Express 17, 20109–20116 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, G. Steinmeyer, J. H. Yim, W. B. Cho, S. Lee, F. Rotermund, M. C. Pujol, X. Mateos, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Passive mode locking of Yb:KLuW using a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” Opt. Lett. 33, 729–731 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. B. Cho, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, and F. Rotermund, “Mode-locked self-starting Cr:forsterite laser using a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2449–2451 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pirzio, F.

A. Agnesi, A. Greborio, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, S. Y. Choi, F. Rotermund, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “99-fs Nd:glass laser mode-locked with carbon nanotube saturable absorber mirror,” App. Phys. Express 3, 112702 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, “Picosecond Nd:BaY2F8 laser discretely tunable around 1 μm,” Appl. Phys. B 100, 759–764 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, and H. P. Jenssen, “Diode pumped Nd:BaY2F8 picosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 6094–6096 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Pujol, M. C.

Reali, G.

A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, “Picosecond Nd:BaY2F8 laser discretely tunable around 1 μm,” Appl. Phys. B 100, 759–764 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, A. Greborio, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, S. Y. Choi, F. Rotermund, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “99-fs Nd:glass laser mode-locked with carbon nanotube saturable absorber mirror,” App. Phys. Express 3, 112702 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, and H. P. Jenssen, “Diode pumped Nd:BaY2F8 picosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 6094–6096 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Rivier, S.

Rotermund, F.

W. B. Cho, A. Schmidt, S. Y. Choi, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, G. Steinmeyer, Y. S. Lee, D. Yeom, and F. Rotermund, “Mode locking of a Cr:YAG laser with carbon nanotubes,” Opt. Lett. 35, 2669–2671 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. B. Cho, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, A. Schmidt, G. Steinmeyer, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, D.-I. Yeom, K. Kim, and F. Rotermund, “Boosting the nonlinear optical response of carbon nanotube saturable absorbers for broadband mode-locking of bulk lasers,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 20, 1937–1943 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, A. Greborio, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, S. Y. Choi, F. Rotermund, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “99-fs Nd:glass laser mode-locked with carbon nanotube saturable absorber mirror,” App. Phys. Express 3, 112702 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, W. B. Cho, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, F. Rotermund, D. Rytz, G. Steinmeyer, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Sub-100 fs single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber mode-locked Yb-laser operation near 1 μm,” Opt. Express 17, 20109–20116 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. B. Cho, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, and F. Rotermund, “Mode-locked self-starting Cr:forsterite laser using a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2449–2451 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, G. Steinmeyer, J. H. Yim, W. B. Cho, S. Lee, F. Rotermund, M. C. Pujol, X. Mateos, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Passive mode locking of Yb:KLuW using a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” Opt. Lett. 33, 729–731 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rozhin, A. G.

T. Hasan, Z. Sun, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, P. H. Tan, A. G. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari, “Nanotube–polymer composites for ultrafast photonics,” Adv. Mater. 21, 3874–3899 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Rytz, D.

Sakakibara, Y.

Schibli, T. R.

Schmidt, A.

Shcherbakov, I. A.

S. V. Garnov, S. A. Solokhin, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, P. A. Obraztsov, A. I. Chernov, V. V. Bukin, A. A. Sirotkin, Y. D. Zagumennyi, Y. D. Zavartsev, S. A. Kutovoi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive mode-locking with carbon nanotube saturable absorber in Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:Y0.9Gd0.1VO4 lasers operating at 1.34 μm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 648–651 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sirotkin, A. A.

S. V. Garnov, S. A. Solokhin, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, P. A. Obraztsov, A. I. Chernov, V. V. Bukin, A. A. Sirotkin, Y. D. Zagumennyi, Y. D. Zavartsev, S. A. Kutovoi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive mode-locking with carbon nanotube saturable absorber in Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:Y0.9Gd0.1VO4 lasers operating at 1.34 μm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 648–651 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Solokhin, S. A.

S. V. Garnov, S. A. Solokhin, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, P. A. Obraztsov, A. I. Chernov, V. V. Bukin, A. A. Sirotkin, Y. D. Zagumennyi, Y. D. Zavartsev, S. A. Kutovoi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive mode-locking with carbon nanotube saturable absorber in Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:Y0.9Gd0.1VO4 lasers operating at 1.34 μm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 648–651 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Spielmann, C.

Steinmeyer, G.

Sun, Z.

T. Hasan, Z. Sun, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, P. H. Tan, A. G. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari, “Nanotube–polymer composites for ultrafast photonics,” Adv. Mater. 21, 3874–3899 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tan, P. H.

T. Hasan, Z. Sun, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, P. H. Tan, A. G. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari, “Nanotube–polymer composites for ultrafast photonics,” Adv. Mater. 21, 3874–3899 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tokumoto, M.

Toncelli, A.

A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, “Picosecond Nd:BaY2F8 laser discretely tunable around 1 μm,” Appl. Phys. B 100, 759–764 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, and H. P. Jenssen, “Diode pumped Nd:BaY2F8 picosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 6094–6096 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tonelli, M.

A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, “Picosecond Nd:BaY2F8 laser discretely tunable around 1 μm,” Appl. Phys. B 100, 759–764 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, and H. P. Jenssen, “Diode pumped Nd:BaY2F8 picosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 6094–6096 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Wang, F.

T. Hasan, Z. Sun, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, P. H. Tan, A. G. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari, “Nanotube–polymer composites for ultrafast photonics,” Adv. Mater. 21, 3874–3899 (2009).
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Yeom, D.

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Fig. 1

Resonator layout. PD, pump laser diode; L1, aspheric lens; L2, achromat lens; C1, C2, cylindrical lenses ( 15 × telescope); M1, M2, concave mirrors, 100 - mm curvature, high-reflectivity (HR) at 1050 nm , high-transmissivity at 800 810 nm ; M3, either flat mirror, HR at 1050 nm , or SWCNT-SAM (HR mirror with SA film coating); OC, output coupler mirror, 30 wedge.

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Autocorrelation of the mode-locking pulses at 1049 nm and spectrum (inset).

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Radio frequency spectrum (bandwidth resolution 100 Hz ).

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Table 1 Emission Cross Sections and Gain Bandwidths of Neodymium-Doped Materials Discussed Here

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q ( t ) q 0 1 + P ( t ) A a I a ,
Δ q ( t ) q 0 P ( t ) A a I a .
Δ g Δ q P ( t ) = + [ Δ g ( t ) Δ q ( t ) ] P ( t ) d t + P ( t ) d t > 0 ,
Δ g ( t ) g cw t P ( s ) d s A g F g
q 0 > F a A a F g A g g cw τ a [ 1 2 ( + d t P ( t ) ) 2 + d t P 2 ( t ) ] F a A a F g A g g cw τ p τ a ,
P c = T oc T R F a A a F g A g q 0 ,

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