Abstract

We demonstrate an erbium doped fiber ring laser mode-locked with a carboxymetylcellulose high-optical quality film with dispersed single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT). The laser with large normal net cavity dispersion generates near bandwidth-limited picosecond inverse modified soliton pulses at 1.56 µm.

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2007 (4)

K. Kashiwagi, S. Yamashita, and S. Y. Set, “Optically manipulated deposition of carbon nanotubes onto optical fiber end,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.46(40), L988–L990 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. I. Chernov, E. D. Obraztsova, and A. S. Lobach, “Optical properties of polymer films with embedded single-wall carbon nanotubes,” Phys. Status Solidi B244(11), 4231–4235 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y.-W. Song, S. Yamashita, C. S. Goh, and S. Y. Set, “Carbon nanotube mode lockers with enhanced nonlinearity via evanescent field interaction in D-shaped fibers,” Opt. Lett.32(2), 148–150 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Kieu and M. Mansuripur, “Femtosecond laser pulse generation with a fiber taper embedded in carbon nanotube/polymer composite,” Opt. Lett.32(15), 2242–2244 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

1999 (1)

E. D. Obraztsova, J.-M. Bonard, V. L. Kuznetsov, V. I. Zaikovskii, S. M. Pimenov, A. S. Pozarov, S. V. Terekhov, V. I. Konov, A. N. Obraztsov, and A. P. Volkov, “Structural measurements for single-wall carbon nanotubes by Raman scattering technique,” Nanostructured Mater.12(1-4), 567–572 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997 (2)

L. E. Nelson, D. J. Jones, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, “Ultrashort-pulse fiber ring lasers,” Appl. Phys. B65(2), 277–294 (1997).
[CrossRef]

C. Journet, W. K. Maser, P. Bernier, A. Loiseau, M. Lamy de la Chapelle, S. Lefrant, P. Deniard, R. Lee, and J. E. Fischer, “Large-scale production of single-walled carbon nanotubes by the electric-arc technique,” Nature388(6644), 756–758 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

Bale, B. G.

Bennion, I.

Bernier, P.

C. Journet, W. K. Maser, P. Bernier, A. Loiseau, M. Lamy de la Chapelle, S. Lefrant, P. Deniard, R. Lee, and J. E. Fischer, “Large-scale production of single-walled carbon nanotubes by the electric-arc technique,” Nature388(6644), 756–758 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Bonard, J.-M.

E. D. Obraztsova, J.-M. Bonard, V. L. Kuznetsov, V. I. Zaikovskii, S. M. Pimenov, A. S. Pozarov, S. V. Terekhov, V. I. Konov, A. N. Obraztsov, and A. P. Volkov, “Structural measurements for single-wall carbon nanotubes by Raman scattering technique,” Nanostructured Mater.12(1-4), 567–572 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Boscolo, S.

Chernov, A. I.

A. I. Chernov, E. D. Obraztsova, and A. S. Lobach, “Optical properties of polymer films with embedded single-wall carbon nanotubes,” Phys. Status Solidi B244(11), 4231–4235 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Choi, S. Y.

Deniard, P.

C. Journet, W. K. Maser, P. Bernier, A. Loiseau, M. Lamy de la Chapelle, S. Lefrant, P. Deniard, R. Lee, and J. E. Fischer, “Large-scale production of single-walled carbon nanotubes by the electric-arc technique,” Nature388(6644), 756–758 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Dianov, E. M.

Diels, J.-C. M.

Fischer, J. E.

C. Journet, W. K. Maser, P. Bernier, A. Loiseau, M. Lamy de la Chapelle, S. Lefrant, P. Deniard, R. Lee, and J. E. Fischer, “Large-scale production of single-walled carbon nanotubes by the electric-arc technique,” Nature388(6644), 756–758 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Fontaine, J. J.

Goh, C. S.

Haus, H. A.

L. E. Nelson, D. J. Jones, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, “Ultrashort-pulse fiber ring lasers,” Appl. Phys. B65(2), 277–294 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Im, J. H.

Ippen, E. P.

L. E. Nelson, D. J. Jones, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, “Ultrashort-pulse fiber ring lasers,” Appl. Phys. B65(2), 277–294 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Itoga, E.

Jones, D. J.

L. E. Nelson, D. J. Jones, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, “Ultrashort-pulse fiber ring lasers,” Appl. Phys. B65(2), 277–294 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Journet, C.

C. Journet, W. K. Maser, P. Bernier, A. Loiseau, M. Lamy de la Chapelle, S. Lefrant, P. Deniard, R. Lee, and J. E. Fischer, “Large-scale production of single-walled carbon nanotubes by the electric-arc technique,” Nature388(6644), 756–758 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kashiwagi, K.

K. Kashiwagi, S. Yamashita, and S. Y. Set, “Optically manipulated deposition of carbon nanotubes onto optical fiber end,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.46(40), L988–L990 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kataura, H.

Kieu, K.

Konov, V. I.

E. D. Obraztsova, J.-M. Bonard, V. L. Kuznetsov, V. I. Zaikovskii, S. M. Pimenov, A. S. Pozarov, S. V. Terekhov, V. I. Konov, A. N. Obraztsov, and A. P. Volkov, “Structural measurements for single-wall carbon nanotubes by Raman scattering technique,” Nanostructured Mater.12(1-4), 567–572 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kuznetsov, V. L.

E. D. Obraztsova, J.-M. Bonard, V. L. Kuznetsov, V. I. Zaikovskii, S. M. Pimenov, A. S. Pozarov, S. V. Terekhov, V. I. Konov, A. N. Obraztsov, and A. P. Volkov, “Structural measurements for single-wall carbon nanotubes by Raman scattering technique,” Nanostructured Mater.12(1-4), 567–572 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Lamy de la Chapelle, M.

C. Journet, W. K. Maser, P. Bernier, A. Loiseau, M. Lamy de la Chapelle, S. Lefrant, P. Deniard, R. Lee, and J. E. Fischer, “Large-scale production of single-walled carbon nanotubes by the electric-arc technique,” Nature388(6644), 756–758 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lee, R.

C. Journet, W. K. Maser, P. Bernier, A. Loiseau, M. Lamy de la Chapelle, S. Lefrant, P. Deniard, R. Lee, and J. E. Fischer, “Large-scale production of single-walled carbon nanotubes by the electric-arc technique,” Nature388(6644), 756–758 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lefrant, S.

C. Journet, W. K. Maser, P. Bernier, A. Loiseau, M. Lamy de la Chapelle, S. Lefrant, P. Deniard, R. Lee, and J. E. Fischer, “Large-scale production of single-walled carbon nanotubes by the electric-arc technique,” Nature388(6644), 756–758 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lobach, A. S.

A. I. Chernov, E. D. Obraztsova, and A. S. Lobach, “Optical properties of polymer films with embedded single-wall carbon nanotubes,” Phys. Status Solidi B244(11), 4231–4235 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Loiseau, A.

C. Journet, W. K. Maser, P. Bernier, A. Loiseau, M. Lamy de la Chapelle, S. Lefrant, P. Deniard, R. Lee, and J. E. Fischer, “Large-scale production of single-walled carbon nanotubes by the electric-arc technique,” Nature388(6644), 756–758 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Mansuripur, M.

Martinez, A.

Maser, W. K.

C. Journet, W. K. Maser, P. Bernier, A. Loiseau, M. Lamy de la Chapelle, S. Lefrant, P. Deniard, R. Lee, and J. E. Fischer, “Large-scale production of single-walled carbon nanotubes by the electric-arc technique,” Nature388(6644), 756–758 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Mashinsky, V. M.

McMichael, I. C.

Nelson, L. E.

L. E. Nelson, D. J. Jones, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, “Ultrashort-pulse fiber ring lasers,” Appl. Phys. B65(2), 277–294 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Nishizawa, N.

Nozaki, Y.

Obraztsov, A. N.

E. D. Obraztsova, J.-M. Bonard, V. L. Kuznetsov, V. I. Zaikovskii, S. M. Pimenov, A. S. Pozarov, S. V. Terekhov, V. I. Konov, A. N. Obraztsov, and A. P. Volkov, “Structural measurements for single-wall carbon nanotubes by Raman scattering technique,” Nanostructured Mater.12(1-4), 567–572 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Obraztsova, E. D.

A. I. Chernov, E. D. Obraztsova, and A. S. Lobach, “Optical properties of polymer films with embedded single-wall carbon nanotubes,” Phys. Status Solidi B244(11), 4231–4235 (2007).
[CrossRef]

E. D. Obraztsova, J.-M. Bonard, V. L. Kuznetsov, V. I. Zaikovskii, S. M. Pimenov, A. S. Pozarov, S. V. Terekhov, V. I. Konov, A. N. Obraztsov, and A. P. Volkov, “Structural measurements for single-wall carbon nanotubes by Raman scattering technique,” Nanostructured Mater.12(1-4), 567–572 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Pimenov, S. M.

E. D. Obraztsova, J.-M. Bonard, V. L. Kuznetsov, V. I. Zaikovskii, S. M. Pimenov, A. S. Pozarov, S. V. Terekhov, V. I. Konov, A. N. Obraztsov, and A. P. Volkov, “Structural measurements for single-wall carbon nanotubes by Raman scattering technique,” Nanostructured Mater.12(1-4), 567–572 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Pozarov, A. S.

E. D. Obraztsova, J.-M. Bonard, V. L. Kuznetsov, V. I. Zaikovskii, S. M. Pimenov, A. S. Pozarov, S. V. Terekhov, V. I. Konov, A. N. Obraztsov, and A. P. Volkov, “Structural measurements for single-wall carbon nanotubes by Raman scattering technique,” Nanostructured Mater.12(1-4), 567–572 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Rotermund, F.

Sakakibara, Y.

Set, S. Y.

Y.-W. Song, S. Yamashita, C. S. Goh, and S. Y. Set, “Carbon nanotube mode lockers with enhanced nonlinearity via evanescent field interaction in D-shaped fibers,” Opt. Lett.32(2), 148–150 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Kashiwagi, S. Yamashita, and S. Y. Set, “Optically manipulated deposition of carbon nanotubes onto optical fiber end,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.46(40), L988–L990 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Simoni, F.

Song, Y.-W.

Tamura, K.

L. E. Nelson, D. J. Jones, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, “Ultrashort-pulse fiber ring lasers,” Appl. Phys. B65(2), 277–294 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Terekhov, S. V.

E. D. Obraztsova, J.-M. Bonard, V. L. Kuznetsov, V. I. Zaikovskii, S. M. Pimenov, A. S. Pozarov, S. V. Terekhov, V. I. Konov, A. N. Obraztsov, and A. P. Volkov, “Structural measurements for single-wall carbon nanotubes by Raman scattering technique,” Nanostructured Mater.12(1-4), 567–572 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Turitsyn, S. K.

Volkov, A. P.

E. D. Obraztsova, J.-M. Bonard, V. L. Kuznetsov, V. I. Zaikovskii, S. M. Pimenov, A. S. Pozarov, S. V. Terekhov, V. I. Konov, A. N. Obraztsov, and A. P. Volkov, “Structural measurements for single-wall carbon nanotubes by Raman scattering technique,” Nanostructured Mater.12(1-4), 567–572 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Yamashita, S.

Yeom, D.-I.

Zaikovskii, V. I.

E. D. Obraztsova, J.-M. Bonard, V. L. Kuznetsov, V. I. Zaikovskii, S. M. Pimenov, A. S. Pozarov, S. V. Terekhov, V. I. Konov, A. N. Obraztsov, and A. P. Volkov, “Structural measurements for single-wall carbon nanotubes by Raman scattering technique,” Nanostructured Mater.12(1-4), 567–572 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, K.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

L. E. Nelson, D. J. Jones, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, “Ultrashort-pulse fiber ring lasers,” Appl. Phys. B65(2), 277–294 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

K. Kashiwagi, S. Yamashita, and S. Y. Set, “Optically manipulated deposition of carbon nanotubes onto optical fiber end,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.46(40), L988–L990 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nanostructured Mater. (1)

E. D. Obraztsova, J.-M. Bonard, V. L. Kuznetsov, V. I. Zaikovskii, S. M. Pimenov, A. S. Pozarov, S. V. Terekhov, V. I. Konov, A. N. Obraztsov, and A. P. Volkov, “Structural measurements for single-wall carbon nanotubes by Raman scattering technique,” Nanostructured Mater.12(1-4), 567–572 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

C. Journet, W. K. Maser, P. Bernier, A. Loiseau, M. Lamy de la Chapelle, S. Lefrant, P. Deniard, R. Lee, and J. E. Fischer, “Large-scale production of single-walled carbon nanotubes by the electric-arc technique,” Nature388(6644), 756–758 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Status Solidi B (1)

A. I. Chernov, E. D. Obraztsova, and A. S. Lobach, “Optical properties of polymer films with embedded single-wall carbon nanotubes,” Phys. Status Solidi B244(11), 4231–4235 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

J.-C. Diels and W. Rudolph, Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena (San Diego, Academic Press, 1996).

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3d ed. (San Francisco Academic Press, 2001).

S. Y. Set, H. Yaguchi, Y. Tanaka, M. Jablonski, Y. Sakakibara, A. Rozhin, M. Tokumoto, H. Kataura, Y. Achiba, and K. Kikuchi, “Mode-locked fiber lasers based on a saturable absorber incorporating carbon nanotubes,” in OFC’03 paper PD44 (2003).

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Erbium doped fiber laser schematic

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Transmission spectra of CMC films incorporating SWCNTs

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Evolution of laser output characteristics by varying the intracavity dispersion. Insert: GeO2/SiO2 fiber GVD

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

a) Output autocorrelation traces; b) spectra in the case of net dispersion D2 = −0.068 ps2

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

a) Output autocorrelation traces; b) spectra in the case of net dispersion D2 = −0.002 ps2

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

a) Output autocorrelation traces; b) spectra in the case of net dispersion D2 = + 0.129 ps2

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Autocorrelation trace and spectrum approximation in the case of D2 = + 0.129 ps2

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I(t)=1/ ( e 7 4 t T 0 + e 4 t T 0 ) 2
I(ω)= ( 1 1 2 ) / ( cosh( 7π 16 ω T 0 ) 1 2 )
G 2 (τ)= ( 2cosh( 16 7 τ T 0 )+3 ) / 5cos h 3 ( 8 7 τ T 0 )
Δ λ m =± λ c 2 c m 2π L coh | β 2 |

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