Abstract

Mode locking of an ytterbium-doped fiber laser with atomic multilayer graphene is, to the best of our knowledge, experimentally demonstrated for the first time. Dissipative solitons with duration of 580ps at 1069.8nm were generated. Since graphene can also be used to mode lock erbium-doped fiber lasers, our result shows that graphene indeed has wavelength-independent saturable absorption, which could be exploited to mode lock fiber lasers with various operating wavelengths.

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Kelleher, E. J. R.

E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, E. P. Ippen, Z. Sun, A. C. Ferrari, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 34, 3526 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, Z. Sun, A. G. Rozhin, A. C. Ferrari, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 111108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Privitera, G.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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Rozhin, A. G.

E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, Z. Sun, A. G. Rozhin, A. C. Ferrari, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 111108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sakakibara, Y.

S. Y. Set, H. Yaguchi, Y. Tanaka, M. Jablonski, Y. Sakakibara, A. Rozhin, M. Tokumoto, H. Kataura, Y. Achiba, and K. Kikuchi, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper PD44.

Set, S. Y.

S. Y. Set, H. Yaguchi, Y. Tanaka, M. Jablonski, Y. Sakakibara, A. Rozhin, M. Tokumoto, H. Kataura, Y. Achiba, and K. Kikuchi, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper PD44.

Shen, Z. X.

Q. Bao, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Ni, Y. Yan, Z. X. Shen, K. P. Loh, and D. Y. Tang, Adv. Funct. Mater. 19, 3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sun, Z.

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, ACS Nano 4, 803 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, E. P. Ippen, Z. Sun, A. C. Ferrari, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 34, 3526 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, Z. Sun, A. G. Rozhin, A. C. Ferrari, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 111108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tanaka, Y.

S. Y. Set, H. Yaguchi, Y. Tanaka, M. Jablonski, Y. Sakakibara, A. Rozhin, M. Tokumoto, H. Kataura, Y. Achiba, and K. Kikuchi, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper PD44.

Tang, D. Y.

Taylor, J. R.

E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, E. P. Ippen, Z. Sun, A. C. Ferrari, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 34, 3526 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, Z. Sun, A. G. Rozhin, A. C. Ferrari, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 111108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Travers, J. Morgenweg, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, A. I. Chernov, E. J. Kelleher, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JWA90.

Tokumoto, M.

S. Y. Set, H. Yaguchi, Y. Tanaka, M. Jablonski, Y. Sakakibara, A. Rozhin, M. Tokumoto, H. Kataura, Y. Achiba, and K. Kikuchi, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper PD44.

Torrisi, F.

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, ACS Nano 4, 803 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Travers, J. C.

E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, E. P. Ippen, Z. Sun, A. C. Ferrari, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 34, 3526 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, Z. Sun, A. G. Rozhin, A. C. Ferrari, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 111108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Travers, J. Morgenweg, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, A. I. Chernov, E. J. Kelleher, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JWA90.

Wang, F.

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, ACS Nano 4, 803 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, Y.

Q. Bao, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Ni, Y. Yan, Z. X. Shen, K. P. Loh, and D. Y. Tang, Adv. Funct. Mater. 19, 3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wise, F.

Wu, J.

Wu, X.

Yaguchi, H.

S. Y. Set, H. Yaguchi, Y. Tanaka, M. Jablonski, Y. Sakakibara, A. Rozhin, M. Tokumoto, H. Kataura, Y. Achiba, and K. Kikuchi, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper PD44.

Yan, Y.

Q. Bao, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Ni, Y. Yan, Z. X. Shen, K. P. Loh, and D. Y. Tang, Adv. Funct. Mater. 19, 3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H.

Q. Bao, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Ni, Y. Yan, Z. X. Shen, K. P. Loh, and D. Y. Tang, Adv. Funct. Mater. 19, 3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

H. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, X. Wu, and L. M. Zhao, Opt. Express 17, 12692 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhao, L. M.

ACS Nano (1)

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, ACS Nano 4, 803 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Adv. Funct. Mater. (1)

Q. Bao, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Ni, Y. Yan, Z. X. Shen, K. P. Loh, and D. Y. Tang, Adv. Funct. Mater. 19, 3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers, Z. Sun, A. G. Rozhin, A. C. Ferrari, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 111108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, and D. J. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1391 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (2)

S. Y. Set, H. Yaguchi, Y. Tanaka, M. Jablonski, Y. Sakakibara, A. Rozhin, M. Tokumoto, H. Kataura, Y. Achiba, and K. Kikuchi, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper PD44.

J. C. Travers, J. Morgenweg, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, A. I. Chernov, E. J. Kelleher, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JWA90.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Micro-Raman characterizations of the atomic multilayer graphene film in the area of the fiber core. (a) Raman map integrated by the G band and (b) the D band of the graphene; (c) Raman spectra taken from the positions marked in (a). (d) Nonlinear transmission versus incident pulse fluence.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the fiber laser. WDM, wavelength- division multiplexer; YDF, ytterbium-doped fiber; SMF, single- mode fiber; PC, polarization controller.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Optical spectrum and pulse profile, (b) pulse train, (c) rf spectrum of the mode-locked pulses.

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