Abstract

The nonlinear saturable absorption of an ionically-doped colored glass filter is measured directly using a Z-scan technique. For the first time, we demonstrate the potential of this material as a saturable asborber in fiber lasers. We achieve mode-locking of an ytterbium doped system. Mode-locking of cavities with all-positive and net-negative group velocity dispersion are demonstrated, achieving pulse durations of 60 ps and 4.1 ps, respectively. This inexpensive and optically robust material, with the potential for broadband operation, could surplant other saturable absorber devices in affordable mode-locked fiber lasers.

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K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Mikhailov, P. V. Prokoshin, S. P. Jmako, and I. V. Bodnar, “CulnSSe-doped glass saturable absorbers for the passive mode-locking of neodymium lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett.65, 2768 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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M. Zirngibl, L. W. Stulz, J. Stone, J. Hugi, D. DiGiovanni, and P. B. Hansen, “1.2 ps pulses from passively mode-locked laser diode pumped Er-doped fibre ring laser,” Electron. Lett.271734 (1991).
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[CrossRef]

1989

M. Watanabe, A. Endoh, N. Sarukura, and S. Watanabe, “Subpicosecond UV pulse generation for a multiterawatt KrF laser,” Appl. Phys. B48, 417 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1966

A. J. DeMaria, D. A. Stetser, and H. Heynau, “Self mode-locking of lasers with saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 8, 174, (1966).
[CrossRef]

1964

G. Bret and F. Gires, “Giant-pulse laser and light amplifier using variable transmission coefficient glasses as light switches,” Appl. Phys. Lett.4, 175 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Bao, Q.

Q. Bao, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Ni, Y. Yan, Z. X. Shen, K. P. Loh, and D. Y. Tang, “Atomic-Layer Graphene as a saturable asborber for Ultrafast pulsed lasers,” Adv. Func. Mat.19, 3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Basko, D. M.

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene mode-locked ultrafast laser,” ACS Nano4, 803 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bodnar, I. V.

K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Mikhailov, P. V. Prokoshin, S. P. Jmako, and I. V. Bodnar, “CulnSSe-doped glass saturable absorbers for the passive mode-locking of neodymium lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett.65, 2768 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Bonaccorso, F.

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene mode-locked ultrafast laser,” ACS Nano4, 803 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Hasan, Z. Sun, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, P. H. Tan, A. G. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari, “Nanotube-polymer composities for ultrafast photonics,” Adv. Mat.21, 38 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bret, G.

G. Bret and F. Gires, “Giant-pulse laser and light amplifier using variable transmission coefficient glasses as light switches,” Appl. Phys. Lett.4, 175 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Chai, B. H. T.

Chen, J.

J. Chen and J-N Chen, “Five simultaneously Q-switch Mode-locked passive laser modulators,” Opt. Review13, 427 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Chen, H-F Yau, H-P Liu, T-C Chen, C-C Cheng, and F-M Liu, “Passive Q-switch and mode-locking modulators for Nd: hosted lasers,” Opt. Laser Tech.32, 215 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Chen, J-N

J. Chen and J-N Chen, “Five simultaneously Q-switch Mode-locked passive laser modulators,” Opt. Review13, 427 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chen, T-C

J. Chen, H-F Yau, H-P Liu, T-C Chen, C-C Cheng, and F-M Liu, “Passive Q-switch and mode-locking modulators for Nd: hosted lasers,” Opt. Laser Tech.32, 215 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, C-C

J. Chen, H-F Yau, H-P Liu, T-C Chen, C-C Cheng, and F-M Liu, “Passive Q-switch and mode-locking modulators for Nd: hosted lasers,” Opt. Laser Tech.32, 215 (2000).
[CrossRef]

DeMaria, A. J.

A. J. DeMaria, D. A. Stetser, and H. Heynau, “Self mode-locking of lasers with saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 8, 174, (1966).
[CrossRef]

DiGiovanni, D.

M. Zirngibl, L. W. Stulz, J. Stone, J. Hugi, D. DiGiovanni, and P. B. Hansen, “1.2 ps pulses from passively mode-locked laser diode pumped Er-doped fibre ring laser,” Electron. Lett.271734 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Endoh, A.

M. Watanabe, A. Endoh, N. Sarukura, and S. Watanabe, “Subpicosecond UV pulse generation for a multiterawatt KrF laser,” Appl. Phys. B48, 417 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Ferrari, A. C.

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene mode-locked ultrafast laser,” ACS Nano4, 803 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Sun, D. Popa, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, F. Wang, E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, V. Nicolosi, and A. C. Ferrari, “A stable, wideband tunable, near transform-limited, graphene-mode-locked, ultrafast laser,” Nano Res.3, 653(2010).
[CrossRef]

T. Hasan, Z. Sun, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, P. H. Tan, A. G. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari, “Nanotube-polymer composities for ultrafast photonics,” Adv. Mat.21, 38 (2009).
[CrossRef]

French, P. M. W.

Gires, F.

G. Bret and F. Gires, “Giant-pulse laser and light amplifier using variable transmission coefficient glasses as light switches,” Appl. Phys. Lett.4, 175 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Hansen, P. B.

M. Zirngibl, L. W. Stulz, J. Stone, J. Hugi, D. DiGiovanni, and P. B. Hansen, “1.2 ps pulses from passively mode-locked laser diode pumped Er-doped fibre ring laser,” Electron. Lett.271734 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Hasan, T.

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene mode-locked ultrafast laser,” ACS Nano4, 803 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Sun, D. Popa, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, F. Wang, E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, V. Nicolosi, and A. C. Ferrari, “A stable, wideband tunable, near transform-limited, graphene-mode-locked, ultrafast laser,” Nano Res.3, 653(2010).
[CrossRef]

T. Hasan, Z. Sun, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, P. H. Tan, A. G. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari, “Nanotube-polymer composities for ultrafast photonics,” Adv. Mat.21, 38 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Heynau, H.

A. J. DeMaria, D. A. Stetser, and H. Heynau, “Self mode-locking of lasers with saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 8, 174, (1966).
[CrossRef]

Hugi, J.

M. Zirngibl, L. W. Stulz, J. Stone, J. Hugi, D. DiGiovanni, and P. B. Hansen, “1.2 ps pulses from passively mode-locked laser diode pumped Er-doped fibre ring laser,” Electron. Lett.271734 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Ishida, Y.

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, T. Yanagawa, and H. Nakano, “All solid-state cw passively mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser using a colored glass filter,” Appl. Phys. Lett.57, 229 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Jablonski, M.

Jmako, S. P.

K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Mikhailov, P. V. Prokoshin, S. P. Jmako, and I. V. Bodnar, “CulnSSe-doped glass saturable absorbers for the passive mode-locking of neodymium lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett.65, 2768 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kelleher, E. J. R.

Z. Sun, D. Popa, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, F. Wang, E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, V. Nicolosi, and A. C. Ferrari, “A stable, wideband tunable, near transform-limited, graphene-mode-locked, ultrafast laser,” Nano Res.3, 653(2010).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

U. Keller, “Recent developments in compact ultrafast lasers,” Nature424, 831 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Paschotta and U. Keller, “Passive mode locking with slow saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. B73, 653 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Liu, F-M

J. Chen, H-F Yau, H-P Liu, T-C Chen, C-C Cheng, and F-M Liu, “Passive Q-switch and mode-locking modulators for Nd: hosted lasers,” Opt. Laser Tech.32, 215 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Liu, H-P

J. Chen, H-F Yau, H-P Liu, T-C Chen, C-C Cheng, and F-M Liu, “Passive Q-switch and mode-locking modulators for Nd: hosted lasers,” Opt. Laser Tech.32, 215 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Loh, K. P.

Q. Bao, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Ni, Y. Yan, Z. X. Shen, K. P. Loh, and D. Y. Tang, “Atomic-Layer Graphene as a saturable asborber for Ultrafast pulsed lasers,” Adv. Func. Mat.19, 3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Mikhailov, V. P.

K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Mikhailov, P. V. Prokoshin, S. P. Jmako, and I. V. Bodnar, “CulnSSe-doped glass saturable absorbers for the passive mode-locking of neodymium lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett.65, 2768 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Nakano, H.

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, T. Yanagawa, and H. Nakano, “All solid-state cw passively mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser using a colored glass filter,” Appl. Phys. Lett.57, 229 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Ni, Z.

Q. Bao, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Ni, Y. Yan, Z. X. Shen, K. P. Loh, and D. Y. Tang, “Atomic-Layer Graphene as a saturable asborber for Ultrafast pulsed lasers,” Adv. Func. Mat.19, 3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Nicolosi, V.

Z. Sun, D. Popa, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, F. Wang, E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, V. Nicolosi, and A. C. Ferrari, “A stable, wideband tunable, near transform-limited, graphene-mode-locked, ultrafast laser,” Nano Res.3, 653(2010).
[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

R. Paschotta and U. Keller, “Passive mode locking with slow saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. B73, 653 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Popa, D.

Z. Sun, D. Popa, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, F. Wang, E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, V. Nicolosi, and A. C. Ferrari, “A stable, wideband tunable, near transform-limited, graphene-mode-locked, ultrafast laser,” Nano Res.3, 653(2010).
[CrossRef]

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene mode-locked ultrafast laser,” ACS Nano4, 803 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Privitera, G.

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene mode-locked ultrafast laser,” ACS Nano4, 803 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Prokoshin, P. V.

K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Mikhailov, P. V. Prokoshin, S. P. Jmako, and I. V. Bodnar, “CulnSSe-doped glass saturable absorbers for the passive mode-locking of neodymium lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett.65, 2768 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Rozhin, A. G.

T. Hasan, Z. Sun, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, P. H. Tan, A. G. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari, “Nanotube-polymer composities for ultrafast photonics,” Adv. Mat.21, 38 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ruan, S.

Sarukura, N.

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, T. Yanagawa, and H. Nakano, “All solid-state cw passively mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser using a colored glass filter,” Appl. Phys. Lett.57, 229 (1990).
[CrossRef]

M. Watanabe, A. Endoh, N. Sarukura, and S. Watanabe, “Subpicosecond UV pulse generation for a multiterawatt KrF laser,” Appl. Phys. B48, 417 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Set, S. Y.

Shen, Z. X.

Q. Bao, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Ni, Y. Yan, Z. X. Shen, K. P. Loh, and D. Y. Tang, “Atomic-Layer Graphene as a saturable asborber for Ultrafast pulsed lasers,” Adv. Func. Mat.19, 3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Stetser, D. A.

A. J. DeMaria, D. A. Stetser, and H. Heynau, “Self mode-locking of lasers with saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 8, 174, (1966).
[CrossRef]

Stone, J.

M. Zirngibl, L. W. Stulz, J. Stone, J. Hugi, D. DiGiovanni, and P. B. Hansen, “1.2 ps pulses from passively mode-locked laser diode pumped Er-doped fibre ring laser,” Electron. Lett.271734 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Stulz, L. W.

M. Zirngibl, L. W. Stulz, J. Stone, J. Hugi, D. DiGiovanni, and P. B. Hansen, “1.2 ps pulses from passively mode-locked laser diode pumped Er-doped fibre ring laser,” Electron. Lett.271734 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Sun, Z.

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene mode-locked ultrafast laser,” ACS Nano4, 803 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Sun, D. Popa, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, F. Wang, E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, V. Nicolosi, and A. C. Ferrari, “A stable, wideband tunable, near transform-limited, graphene-mode-locked, ultrafast laser,” Nano Res.3, 653(2010).
[CrossRef]

T. Hasan, Z. Sun, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, P. H. Tan, A. G. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari, “Nanotube-polymer composities for ultrafast photonics,” Adv. Mat.21, 38 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sutherland, J. M.

Tan, P. H.

T. Hasan, Z. Sun, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, P. H. Tan, A. G. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari, “Nanotube-polymer composities for ultrafast photonics,” Adv. Mat.21, 38 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tanaka, Y.

Tang, D. Y.

Q. Bao, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Ni, Y. Yan, Z. X. Shen, K. P. Loh, and D. Y. Tang, “Atomic-Layer Graphene as a saturable asborber for Ultrafast pulsed lasers,” Adv. Func. Mat.19, 3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, J. R.

Torrisi, F.

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene mode-locked ultrafast laser,” ACS Nano4, 803 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Sun, D. Popa, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, F. Wang, E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, V. Nicolosi, and A. C. Ferrari, “A stable, wideband tunable, near transform-limited, graphene-mode-locked, ultrafast laser,” Nano Res.3, 653(2010).
[CrossRef]

Travers, J. C.

Z. Sun, D. Popa, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, F. Wang, E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, V. Nicolosi, and A. C. Ferrari, “A stable, wideband tunable, near transform-limited, graphene-mode-locked, ultrafast laser,” Nano Res.3, 653(2010).
[CrossRef]

Wang, F.

Z. Sun, D. Popa, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, F. Wang, E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, V. Nicolosi, and A. C. Ferrari, “A stable, wideband tunable, near transform-limited, graphene-mode-locked, ultrafast laser,” Nano Res.3, 653(2010).
[CrossRef]

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene mode-locked ultrafast laser,” ACS Nano4, 803 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Hasan, Z. Sun, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, P. H. Tan, A. G. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari, “Nanotube-polymer composities for ultrafast photonics,” Adv. Mat.21, 38 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y.

Q. Bao, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Ni, Y. Yan, Z. X. Shen, K. P. Loh, and D. Y. Tang, “Atomic-Layer Graphene as a saturable asborber for Ultrafast pulsed lasers,” Adv. Func. Mat.19, 3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Watanabe, M.

M. Watanabe, A. Endoh, N. Sarukura, and S. Watanabe, “Subpicosecond UV pulse generation for a multiterawatt KrF laser,” Appl. Phys. B48, 417 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Watanabe, S.

M. Watanabe, A. Endoh, N. Sarukura, and S. Watanabe, “Subpicosecond UV pulse generation for a multiterawatt KrF laser,” Appl. Phys. B48, 417 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Yaguchi, H.

Yan, Y.

Q. Bao, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Ni, Y. Yan, Z. X. Shen, K. P. Loh, and D. Y. Tang, “Atomic-Layer Graphene as a saturable asborber for Ultrafast pulsed lasers,” Adv. Func. Mat.19, 3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Yanagawa, T.

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, T. Yanagawa, and H. Nakano, “All solid-state cw passively mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser using a colored glass filter,” Appl. Phys. Lett.57, 229 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Yau, H-F

J. Chen, H-F Yau, H-P Liu, T-C Chen, C-C Cheng, and F-M Liu, “Passive Q-switch and mode-locking modulators for Nd: hosted lasers,” Opt. Laser Tech.32, 215 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yumashev, K. V.

K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Mikhailov, P. V. Prokoshin, S. P. Jmako, and I. V. Bodnar, “CulnSSe-doped glass saturable absorbers for the passive mode-locking of neodymium lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett.65, 2768 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H.

Q. Bao, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Ni, Y. Yan, Z. X. Shen, K. P. Loh, and D. Y. Tang, “Atomic-Layer Graphene as a saturable asborber for Ultrafast pulsed lasers,” Adv. Func. Mat.19, 3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zirngibl, M.

M. Zirngibl, L. W. Stulz, J. Stone, J. Hugi, D. DiGiovanni, and P. B. Hansen, “1.2 ps pulses from passively mode-locked laser diode pumped Er-doped fibre ring laser,” Electron. Lett.271734 (1991).
[CrossRef]

ACS Nano

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene mode-locked ultrafast laser,” ACS Nano4, 803 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Adv. Func. Mat.

Q. Bao, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Ni, Y. Yan, Z. X. Shen, K. P. Loh, and D. Y. Tang, “Atomic-Layer Graphene as a saturable asborber for Ultrafast pulsed lasers,” Adv. Func. Mat.19, 3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Adv. Mat.

T. Hasan, Z. Sun, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, P. H. Tan, A. G. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari, “Nanotube-polymer composities for ultrafast photonics,” Adv. Mat.21, 38 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) OC-output coupler; SCF-small core fiber; SA-scanning arm; ATS-automated translation stage; POW-power meter; T-transmitted; R-reference. (b) Typical dataset from Z-scan experiment.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Mapping of the inhomogeneity. Variation in modulation depth (a). Color-bar: 0 oe----i001.gif 3%. Variation in saturation fluence (b). Colorbar: 0 oe----i002.gif 25 mJ cm−2.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Linear transmission spectrum of the ionically-doped glass sample. The vertical dashed line denotes the pump laser operation wavelength at 1063 nm, used in the Z-scan experiment.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Laser setup for testing the mode-locking potential of the ionically-doped glass SAD. YDFA, Yb-doped fiber amplifier; C, circulator; FBG, fiber Bragg grating; CFBG, chirped fiber Bragg grating; OC, output coupler; SA, saturable absorber; PC, polarization controller.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Measured optical spectrum, and (b) the corresponding experimentally measured temporal intensity profile.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Radio frequency spectra.(a) Fundamental on a span of 500 kHz, and (b) harmonics on a span of 75 MHz.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

(a) Measured optical spectrum, and (b) the corresponding intensity autocorrelation.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Radio frequency spectra.(a) Fundamental on a span of 500 kHz, and (b) harmonics on a span of 75 MHz.

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α ( t ) = Δ α [ 1 exp ( F ( t ) F sat ) ] F ( t ) F sat

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