Abstract

With the intra-cavity nano-scale charcoal powder based saturable absorber, the 455-fs passive mode-locking of an L-band erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) is demonstrated. The size reduction of charcoal nano-particle is implemented with a simple imprinting–exfoliation–wiping method, which assists to increase the transmittance up to 0.91 with corresponding modulation depth of 26%. By detuning the power gain from 17 to 21 dB and cavity dispersion from −0.004 to −0.156 ps2 of the EDFL, the shortening of mode-locked pulsewidth from picosecond to sub-picosecond by the transformation of the pulse forming mechanism from self-amplitude modulation (SAM) to the combining effect of self-phase modulation (SPM) and group delay dispersion (GDD) is observed. A narrower spectrum with 3-dB linewidth of 1.83-nm is in the SAM case, whereas the spectral linewidth broadens to 5.86 nm with significant Kelly sideband pair can be observed if the EDFL enters into the SPM regime. The mode-locking mechanism transferred from SAM to SPM/GDD dominates the pulse shortening procedure in the EDFL, whereas the intrinsic defects in charcoal nano-particle only affect the pulse formation at initial stage. The minor role of the saturable absorber played in the EDFL cavity with strongest SPM is observed.

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2013 (3)

G. Sobon, J. Sotor, I. Pasternak, W. Strupinski, K. Krzempek, P. Kaczmarek, and K. M. Abramski, “Chirped pulse amplification of a femtosecond Er-doped fiber laser mode-locked by a graphene saturable absorber,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(3), 035104 (2013).
[Crossref]

Y. H. Lin and G.-R. Lin, “Kelly sideband variation and self four-wave-mixing in femtosecond fiber soliton laser mode-locked by multiple exfoliated graphite nano-particles,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(4), 045109 (2013).
[Crossref]

Y. H. Lin, Y. C. Chi, and G.-R. Lin, “Nanoscale charcoal powder induced saturable absorption and mode-locking of a low-gain erbium-doped fiber-ring laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(5), 055105 (2013).
[Crossref]

2012 (10)

V. V. Singh, G. Gupta, A. Batra, A. K. Nigam, M. Boopathi, P. K. Gutch, B. K. Tripathi, A. Srivastava, M. Samuel, G. S. Agarwal, B. Singh, and R. Vijayaraghavan, “Greener electrochemical synthesis of high quality graphene nanosheets directly from pencil and its SPR sensing application,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 22(11), 2352–2362 (2012).
[Crossref]

J. Xu, J. Liu, S. Wu, Q. H. Yang, and P. Wang, “Graphene oxide mode-locked femtosecond erbium-doped fiber lasers,” Opt. Express 20(14), 15474–15480 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. Sobon, J. Sotor, J. Jagiello, R. Kozinski, M. Zdrojek, M. Holdynski, P. Paletko, J. Boguslawski, L. Lipinska, and K. M. Abramski, “Graphene oxide vs. reduced graphene oxide as saturable absorbers for Er-doped passively mode-locked fiber laser,” Opt. Express 20(17), 19463–19473 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Xu, S. Wu, H. Li, J. Liu, R. Sun, F. Tan, Q.-H. Yang, and P. Wang, “Dissipative soliton generation from a graphene oxide mode-locked Er-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Express 20(21), 23653–23658 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. H. Lin and G.-R. Lin, “Free-standing nano-scale graphite saturable absorber for passively mode-locked erbium doped fiber ring laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(5), 398–404 (2012).
[Crossref]

P. L. Huang, S. C. Lin, C. Y. Yeh, H. H. Kuo, S. H. Huang, G.-R. Lin, L. J. Li, C. Y. Su, and W. H. Cheng, “Stable mode-locked fiber laser based on CVD fabricated graphene saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 20(3), 2460–2465 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Sotor, G. Sobon, and K. M. Abramski, “Scalar soliton generation in all-polarization-maintaining, graphene mode-locked fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(11), 2166–2168 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. Sobon, J. Sotor, and K. M. Abramski, “All-polarization maintaining femtosecond Er-doped fiber laser mode-locked by graphene saturable absorber,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(8), 581–586 (2012).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

V. V. Singh, G. Gupta, A. Batra, A. K. Nigam, M. Boopathi, P. K. Gutch, B. K. Tripathi, A. Srivastava, M. Samuel, G. S. Agarwal, B. Singh, and R. Vijayaraghavan, “Greener electrochemical synthesis of high quality graphene nanosheets directly from pencil and its SPR sensing application,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 22(11), 2352–2362 (2012).
[Crossref]

2011 (6)

J.-C. Chiu, C.-M. Chang, B.-Z. Hsieh, S.-C. Lin, C.-Y. Yeh, G.-R. Lin, C.-K. Lee, J.-J. Lin, and W.-H. Cheng, “Pulse shortening mode-locked fiber laser by thickness and concentration product of carbon nanotube based saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 19(5), 4036–4041 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Q. L. Bao, H. Zhang, Z. Ni, Y. Wang, L. Polavarapu, Z. Shen, Q. H. Xu, D. Y. Tang, and K. P. Loh, “Monolayer graphene as saturable absorber in mode-locked laser,” Nano Res. 4(3), 297–307 (2011).
[Crossref]

B. V. Cunning, C. L. Brown, and D. Kielpinski, “Low-loss flake-graphene saturable absorber mirror for laser mode-locking at sub-200-fs pulse duration,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 99(26), 261109 (2011).
[Crossref]

H. Kim, J. Cho, S. Y. Jang, and Y. W. Song, “Deformation-immunized optical deposition of graphene for ultrafast pulsed lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(2), 021104 (2011).
[Crossref]

Z. B. Liu, X. He, and D. N. Wang, “Passively mode-locked fiber laser based on a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber filled with few-layered graphene oxide solution,” Opt. Lett. 36(16), 3024–3026 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G.-R. Lin and Y.-C. Lin, “Directly exfoliated and imprinted graphite nano-particle saturable absorber for passive mode-locking erbium-doped fiber laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(12), 880–886 (2011).
[Crossref]

2010 (13)

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 Nano 4(2), 803–810 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Q. L. Bao, H. Zhang, J. Yang, S. Wang, D. Y. Tang, R. Jose, S. Ramakrishna, C. T. Lim, and K. P. Loh, “Graphene–polymer nanofiber membrane for ultrafast photonics,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 20(5), 782–791 (2010).
[Crossref]

D. Popa, Z. Sun, F. Torrisi, T. Hasan, F. Wang, and A. C. Ferrari, “Sub 200 fs pulse generation from a graphene mode-locked fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 97(20), 203106 (2010).
[Crossref]

X. Dong, C.-Y. Su, W. Zhang, J. Zhao, Q. Ling, W. Huang, P. Chen, and L.-J. Li, “Ultra-large single-layer graphene obtained from solution chemical reduction and its electrical properties,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12(9), 2164–2169 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. M. Chang, H. Kim, J. H. Lee, and Y.-W. Song, “Multilayered graphene efficiently formed by mechanical exfoliation for nonlinear saturable absorbers in fiber mode-locked lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 97(21), 211102 (2010).
[Crossref]

H. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, Q. L. Bao, K. P. Loh, B. Lin, and S. C. Tjin, “Compact graphene mode-locked wavelength-tunable erbium-doped fiber lasers: from all anomalous dispersion to all normal dispersion,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7(8), 591–596 (2010).
[Crossref]

H. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, R. J. Knize, L. Zhao, Q. L. Bao, and K. P. Loh, “Graphene mode locked, wavelength-tunable, dissipative soliton fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(11), 111112 (2010).
[Crossref]

Y. W. Song, S. Y. Jang, W. S. Han, and M. K. Bae, “Graphene mode-lockers for fiber lasers functioned with evanescent field interaction,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(5), 051122 (2010).
[Crossref]

A. Martinez, K. Fuse, B. Xu, and S. Yamashita, “Optical deposition of graphene and carbon nanotubes in a fiber ferrule for passive mode-locked lasing,” Opt. Express 18(22), 23054–23061 (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(9), 653–660 (2010).
[Crossref]

F. Bonaccorso, Z. Sun, T. Hasan, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene photonics and optoelectronics,” Nat. Photonics 4(9), 611–622 (2010).
[Crossref]

H. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, L. Zhao, Q. L. Bao, and K. P. Loh, “Vector dissipative solitons in graphene mode locked fiber lasers,” Opt. Commun. 283(17), 3334–3338 (2010).
[Crossref]

G.-R. Lin, J. J. Kang, and C. K. Lee, “High-order rational harmonic mode-locking and pulse-amplitude equalization of SOAFL via reshaped gain-switching FPLD pulse injection,” Opt. Express 18(9), 9570–9579 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Q. L. 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 absorber for ultrafast pulsed lasers,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 19(19), 3077–3083 (2009).
[Crossref]

H. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, Q. L. Bao, and K. P. Loh, “Large energy mode locking of an erbium-doped fiber laser with atomic layer graphene,” Opt. Express 17(20), 17630–17635 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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]

H. Zhang, Q. L. Bao, D. Y. Tang, L. Zhao, and K. P. Loh, “Large energy soliton erbium-doped fiber laser with a graphene-polymer composite mode locker,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(14), 141103 (2009).
[Crossref]

K. H. Lin, J. J. Kang, H. H. Wu, C. K. Lee, and G.-R. Lin, “Manipulation of operation states by polarization control in an erbium-doped fiber laser with a hybrid saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 17(6), 4806–4814 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2008 (2)

H. A. Becerril, J. Mao, Z. Liu, R. M. Stoltenberg, Z. Bao, and Y. Chen, “Evaluation of solution-processed reduced graphene oxide films as transparent conductors,” ACS Nano 2(3), 463–470 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Z. H. Ni, T. Yu, Y. H. Lu, Y. Y. Wang, Y. P. Feng, and Z. X. Shen, “Uniaxial strain on graphene: Raman spectroscopy study and band-gap opening,” ACS Nano 2(11), 2301–2305 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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Tan, P. H.

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Figures (10)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

The imprinting-exfoliation-wiping procedure for adhesion of charcoal nano-particles onto SMF patchcord connector end-face. (a) The photographs of pencil, charcoal powder and SMF. (b) The OM image of charcoal nano-particle directly brushed on SMF end-face. (c) The connected SMF patchcord. (d) Separation of SMF connectors. (e) The OM images of the split charcoal nano-particles distributed on both SMA connector end-faces.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The schematic diagram of the passively mode-locked EDFL system. LD: laser diode, WDM: wavelength-division multiplexer, PC: polarization controller.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

The SEM image of charcoal nano-particles.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

The (a) full-band and (b) C1s XPS spectra of charcoal nano-particle.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

The (a) Raman spectrum and (b) XRD spectrum of charcoal nano-particle [32].

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

The (a) Saturable transmittance and (b) saturable absorbance of charcoal nano-particle [32].

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

(a) The Pout vs. Pin curves in logarithm scale of the high-gain and low-gain EDFAs. (b) The Gain vs. Pin curves in linear scale of the high-gain and low-gain EDFAs.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

The (a) auto-correlated pulses and (b) optical spectra of the high-gain(upper) and low-gain (lower) EDFLs mode-locked by charcoal nano-particles (solid: measured; dashed: fitting) [32].

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

(a) The improved passively mode-locked EDFL pulse train. (b) The original passively mode-locked EDFL pulse train [32].

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

The (a) simulated autocorrelation traces and (b) optical spectra of the passively mode-locked EDFLs without (upper) and with (lower) the GDD and SPM effects.

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Table 1 Parametric comparisons of the high-gain and low-gain EDFL mode-locked bt charcoal nano-particles.

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α= q lin + q non 1+ P in / P sat q in + q non q non P sat P in q lin + q non + 3ωIm( χ (3) ) 2 ε 0 c 2 n 0 2 P in ,
T R A(T,t) T =[ g l 0 + D g,f 2 t 2 +γ | A 0 | 2 ]A(T,t)+j[ D 2 t 2 δ | A 0 | 2 ]A(T,t),
τ= 2 D g, f γ | A 0 | 2 .
τ'= τ 2 (2 β 2 3β D N )= τ 2 [ 2β(β3 D N ) ],
β= 3 2 ( 1+ δ N D N δ N + D N )± [ 3 2 ( 1+ δ N D N δ N + D N ) ] 2 +2 ,

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