Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a new saturable absorber based on a fiber taper embedded in a carbon nanotube/polymer composite. Greater than a 10% reduction in absorption (due to saturation) is directly measured for our saturable absorber. Using an embedded fiber-taper saturable absorber, we built an all-fiber mode-locked ring laser, which produces 594fs1.7nJ pulses with a repetition rate of 13.3MHz.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Ultrashort pulse-generation by saturable absorber mirrors based on polymer-embedded carbon nanotubes

T. R. Schibli, K. Minoshima, H. Kataura, E. Itoga, N. Minami, S. Kazaoui, K. Miyashita, M. Tokumoto, and Y. Sakakibara
Opt. Express 13(20) 8025-8031 (2005)

Femtosecond mode-locked fiber laser employing a hollow optical fiber filled with carbon nanotube dispersion as saturable absorber

Sun Young Choi, Fabian Rotermund, Hojoong Jung, Kyunghwan Oh, and Dong-Il Yeom
Opt. Express 17(24) 21788-21793 (2009)

All-fiber Er-doped dissipative soliton laser based on evanescent field interaction with carbon nanotube saturable absorber

Ju Hee Im, Sun Young Choi, Fabian Rotermund, and Dong-Il Yeom
Opt. Express 18(21) 22141-22146 (2010)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription