Abstract

A high-power, passively mode-locked, Er-doped fiber laser with a single wall carbon nanotube polyimide film was demonstrated in dispersion-managed dissipative-soliton mode-locking operation. The average maximum power of 285 mW and a pulse energy of 8.1 nJ are the highest values yet achieved for single-pulse operation in a nanotube fiber laser. A high-power ultrashort pulse of 680 fs was generated by dispersion compensation at a repetition rate of 34.9 MHz. Passive mode-locking was numerically analyzed, and the dynamics and output properties are discussed.

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Setup of dispersion-managed passively mode-locked EDF laser using an SWNT polyimide film.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Variation of output power and operation mode as a function of pump power.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Pulse spectrum and (b) temporal shape and instantaneous wavelength of output pulses.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Pulse train, (b) autocorrelation trace, (c) and (d) RF spectra of output pulses.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Temporal shape and instantaneous wavelength of dispersion-compensated pulse.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Variation of pulse duration and peak power for the initial process of DS mode-locking in an SWNT fiber laser.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Numerical results of spectral and temporal shapes of mode-locked pulses.

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

Variation of pulse duration and peak power for cavity round trip under a stable mode-locking condition with corresponding parts and a magnitude of β2.

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