Abstract

Black phosphorus, a newly emerged two-dimensional material, has attracted wide attention as novel photonic material. Here, multilayer black phosphorus is successfully fabricated by liquid phase exfoliation method. By employing black phosphorus as saturable absorber, we demonstrate a passively Q-switched Er-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at the wavelength of 2.8 μm. The modulation depth and saturation fluence of the black phosphorus saturable absorber are measured to be 15% and 9 μJ/cm2, respectively. The Q-switched fiber laser delivers a maximum average power of 485 mW with corresponding pulse energy of 7.7 μJ and pulse width of 1.18 μs at repetition rate of 63 kHz. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time to demonstrate that black phosphorus can realize Q-switching of 2.8-μm fiber laser. Our research results show that black phosphorus is a promising saturable absorber for mid-infrared pulsed lasers.

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2014 (7)

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[PubMed]

2013 (2)

2012 (3)

2011 (3)

T. J. Echtermeyer, L. Britnell, P. K. Jasnos, A. Lombardo, R. V. Gorbachev, A. N. Grigorenko, A. K. Geim, A. C. Ferrari, and K. S. Novoselov, “Strong plasmonic enhancement of photovoltage in graphene,” Nat. Commun. 2, 458 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. Radisavljevic, A. Radenovic, J. Brivio, V. Giacometti, and A. Kis, “Single-layer MoS2 transistors,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 6(3), 147–150 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Liu, X. Yin, E. Ulin-Avila, B. Geng, T. Zentgraf, L. Ju, F. Wang, and X. Zhang, “A graphene-based broadband optical modulator,” Nature 474(7349), 64–67 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2010 (1)

J. E. Moore, “The birth of topological insulators,” Nature 464(7286), 194–198 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2009 (2)

H. Zhang, C. Liu, X. Qi, X. Dai, Z. Fang, and S. Zhang, “Topological insulators in Bi2Se3, Bi2Te3 and Sb2Te3 with a single Dirac cone on the surface,” Nat. Phys. 5(6), 438–442 (2009).
[Crossref]

A. K. Geim, “Graphene: status and prospects,” Science 324(5934), 1530–1534 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2008 (2)

K. F. Mak, M. Y. Sfeir, Y. Wu, C. H. Lui, J. A. Misewich, and T. F. Heinz, “Measurement of the optical conductivity of graphene,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(19), 196405 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. M. Dawlaty, S. Shivaraman, M. Chandrashekhar, F. Rana, and M. G. Spencer, “Measurement of ultrafast carrier dynamics in epitaxial graphene,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(4), 042116 (2008).
[Crossref]

2007 (1)

A. Ayari, E. Cobas, O. Ogundadegbe, and M. S. Fuhrer, “Realization and electrical characterization of ultrathin crystals of layered transition-metal dichalcogenides,” J. Appl. Phys. 101(1), 014507 (2007).
[Crossref]

2004 (1)

K. S. Novoselov, A. K. Geim, S. V. Morozov, D. Jiang, Y. Zhang, S. V. Dubonos, I. V. Grigorieva, and A. A. Firsov, “Electric field effect in atomically thin carbon films,” Science 306(5696), 666–669 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1972 (1)

A. A. Al-Hilli and B. L. Evans, “The preparation and properties of transition metal dichalcogenide single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 15(2), 93–101 (1972).
[Crossref]

Abbas, A. N.

A. N. Abbas, B. Liu, L. Chen, Y. Ma, S. Cong, N. Aroonyadet, M. Köpf, T. Nilges, and C. Zhou, “Black phosphorus gas sensors,” ACS Nano 9(5), 5618–5624 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Al-Hilli, A. A.

A. A. Al-Hilli and B. L. Evans, “The preparation and properties of transition metal dichalcogenide single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 15(2), 93–101 (1972).
[Crossref]

Aroonyadet, N.

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ayari, A.

A. Ayari, E. Cobas, O. Ogundadegbe, and M. S. Fuhrer, “Realization and electrical characterization of ultrathin crystals of layered transition-metal dichalcogenides,” J. Appl. Phys. 101(1), 014507 (2007).
[Crossref]

Balakrishnan, K.

Bao, Q.

Britnell, L.

T. J. Echtermeyer, L. Britnell, P. K. Jasnos, A. Lombardo, R. V. Gorbachev, A. N. Grigorenko, A. K. Geim, A. C. Ferrari, and K. S. Novoselov, “Strong plasmonic enhancement of photovoltage in graphene,” Nat. Commun. 2, 458 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Brivio, J.

B. Radisavljevic, A. Radenovic, J. Brivio, V. Giacometti, and A. Kis, “Single-layer MoS2 transistors,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 6(3), 147–150 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Cai, Z.

Z. Luo, C. Liu, Y. Huang, D. Wu, J. Wu, H. Xu, Z. Cai, Z. Lin, L. Sun, and J. Weng, “Topological-insulator passively Q-switched double-clad fiber laser at 2 μm wavelength,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron 20(5), 0902708 (2014).

Z. Luo, Y. Huang, J. Weng, H. Cheng, Z. Lin, B. Xu, Z. Cai, and H. Xu, “1.06 μm Q-switched ytterbium-doped fiber laser using few-layer topological insulator Bi2Se3 as a saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 21(24), 29516–29522 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chandrashekhar, M.

J. M. Dawlaty, S. Shivaraman, M. Chandrashekhar, F. Rana, and M. G. Spencer, “Measurement of ultrafast carrier dynamics in epitaxial graphene,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(4), 042116 (2008).
[Crossref]

Chen, L.

A. N. Abbas, B. Liu, L. Chen, Y. Ma, S. Cong, N. Aroonyadet, M. Köpf, T. Nilges, and C. Zhou, “Black phosphorus gas sensors,” ACS Nano 9(5), 5618–5624 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chen, S.

Chen, X. H.

L. Li, Y. Yu, G. J. Ye, Q. Ge, X. Ou, H. Wu, D. Feng, X. H. Chen, and Y. Zhang, “Black phosphorus field-effect transistors,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 9(5), 372–377 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chen, Y.

Cheng, H.

Cobas, E.

A. Ayari, E. Cobas, O. Ogundadegbe, and M. S. Fuhrer, “Realization and electrical characterization of ultrathin crystals of layered transition-metal dichalcogenides,” J. Appl. Phys. 101(1), 014507 (2007).
[Crossref]

Coleman, J. N.

Q. H. Wang, K. Kalantar-Zadeh, A. Kis, J. N. Coleman, and M. S. Strano, “Electronics and optoelectronics of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 7(11), 699–712 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Cong, S.

A. N. Abbas, B. Liu, L. Chen, Y. Ma, S. Cong, N. Aroonyadet, M. Köpf, T. Nilges, and C. Zhou, “Black phosphorus gas sensors,” ACS Nano 9(5), 5618–5624 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dai, J.

J. Dai and X. C. Zeng, “Bilayer phosphorene: effect of stacking order on bandgap and its potential applications in thin-film solar cells,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 5(7), 1289–1293 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dai, X.

H. Zhang, C. Liu, X. Qi, X. Dai, Z. Fang, and S. Zhang, “Topological insulators in Bi2Se3, Bi2Te3 and Sb2Te3 with a single Dirac cone on the surface,” Nat. Phys. 5(6), 438–442 (2009).
[Crossref]

Dawlaty, J. M.

J. M. Dawlaty, S. Shivaraman, M. Chandrashekhar, F. Rana, and M. G. Spencer, “Measurement of ultrafast carrier dynamics in epitaxial graphene,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(4), 042116 (2008).
[Crossref]

Deng, Y.

H. Liu, Y. Du, Y. Deng, and P. D. Ye, “Semiconducting black phosphorus: synthesis, transport properties and electronic applications,” Chem. Soc. Rev. 44(9), 2732–2743 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Di Lieto, A.

Y. Zhang, S. Wang, H. Yu, H. Zhang, Y. Chen, L. Mei, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, and J. Wang, “Atomic-layer molybdenum sulfide optical modulator for visible coherent light,” Sci. Rep. 5, 11342 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Du, Y.

H. Liu, Y. Du, Y. Deng, and P. D. Ye, “Semiconducting black phosphorus: synthesis, transport properties and electronic applications,” Chem. Soc. Rev. 44(9), 2732–2743 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dubonos, S. V.

K. S. Novoselov, A. K. Geim, S. V. Morozov, D. Jiang, Y. Zhang, S. V. Dubonos, I. V. Grigorieva, and A. A. Firsov, “Electric field effect in atomically thin carbon films,” Science 306(5696), 666–669 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Echtermeyer, T. J.

T. J. Echtermeyer, L. Britnell, P. K. Jasnos, A. Lombardo, R. V. Gorbachev, A. N. Grigorenko, A. K. Geim, A. C. Ferrari, and K. S. Novoselov, “Strong plasmonic enhancement of photovoltage in graphene,” Nat. Commun. 2, 458 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Evans, B. L.

A. A. Al-Hilli and B. L. Evans, “The preparation and properties of transition metal dichalcogenide single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 15(2), 93–101 (1972).
[Crossref]

Fan, D.

Fan, D. Y.

Fang, Z.

H. Zhang, C. Liu, X. Qi, X. Dai, Z. Fang, and S. Zhang, “Topological insulators in Bi2Se3, Bi2Te3 and Sb2Te3 with a single Dirac cone on the surface,” Nat. Phys. 5(6), 438–442 (2009).
[Crossref]

Feng, D.

L. Li, Y. Yu, G. J. Ye, Q. Ge, X. Ou, H. Wu, D. Feng, X. H. Chen, and Y. Zhang, “Black phosphorus field-effect transistors,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 9(5), 372–377 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ferrari, A. C.

T. J. Echtermeyer, L. Britnell, P. K. Jasnos, A. Lombardo, R. V. Gorbachev, A. N. Grigorenko, A. K. Geim, A. C. Ferrari, and K. S. Novoselov, “Strong plasmonic enhancement of photovoltage in graphene,” Nat. Commun. 2, 458 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Firsov, A. A.

K. S. Novoselov, A. K. Geim, S. V. Morozov, D. Jiang, Y. Zhang, S. V. Dubonos, I. V. Grigorieva, and A. A. Firsov, “Electric field effect in atomically thin carbon films,” Science 306(5696), 666–669 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fuhrer, M. S.

A. Ayari, E. Cobas, O. Ogundadegbe, and M. S. Fuhrer, “Realization and electrical characterization of ultrathin crystals of layered transition-metal dichalcogenides,” J. Appl. Phys. 101(1), 014507 (2007).
[Crossref]

Gao, W.

J. Ma, G. Xie, P. Lv, W. Gao, P. Yuan, L. Qian, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Wang, “Wavelength-versatile graphene-gold film saturable absorber mirror for ultra-broadband mode-locking of bulk lasers,” Sci. Rep. 4, 5016 (2014).
[PubMed]

Gao, W. L.

Ge, Q.

L. Li, Y. Yu, G. J. Ye, Q. Ge, X. Ou, H. Wu, D. Feng, X. H. Chen, and Y. Zhang, “Black phosphorus field-effect transistors,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 9(5), 372–377 (2014).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 The saturable absorption measurement of BP-SAM at 2.8 μm wavelength.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 The schematic of the passively Q-switched Er:ZBLAN fiber laser. BP-SAM, black phosphorus saturable absorber mirror.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 (a-c) Q-switched pulse trains at the output powers of 145 mW, 320 mW and 485 mW, respectively. (d) Their corresponding pulse profiles and the RF spectrum.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 (a) Average output power and pulse energy, (b) Repetition rate and pulse width as a function of incident pump power.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 The Q-switched pulse spectrum measured at the maximum output power.

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