Abstract

The saturable absorption properties of few-layer graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) nanosheets near 3 μm were investigated. A stable Q-switched Er:Lu2O3 laser at 2.84 μm was realized by using a home-made g-C3N4 saturable absorber (SA), generating a pulse duration of 351 ns and an average output power of 1.09 W at a repetition rate of 99 kHz, corresponding to a pulse energy of 11.1 μJ. Our result indicates a great potential of g-C3N4 as a new SA in the 3 μm wavelength range.

© 2017 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
g-C3N4 as a saturable absorber for the passively Q-switched Nd:LLF laser at 1.3  μm

Xiaochun Gao, Shixia Li, Tao Li, Guiqiu Li, and Houyi Ma
Photon. Res. 5(1) 33-36 (2017)

Watt-level passively Q-switched Er:Lu2O3 laser at 2.84  μm using MoS2

Mingqi Fan, Tao Li, Shengzhi Zhao, Guiqiu Li, Houyi Ma, Xiaochun Gao, Christian Kränkel, and Günter Huber
Opt. Lett. 41(3) 540-543 (2016)

Passively Q-switched Er:Lu2O3 laser with MXene material Ti4N3Tx (T = F, O, or OH) as a saturable absorber

Guoqiang Li, Tao Li, Wenchao Qiao, Tianli Feng, Cenyang Feng, Jia Zhao, Guiqiu Li, and Shengzhi Zhao
Opt. Lett. 45(15) 4256-4259 (2020)

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 Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica 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 Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

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

Figures (7)

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

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica 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 Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

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