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Optical Engineering

Performance of chemical vapor deposition fabricated graphene absorber mirror in Yb3+ : Sc2SiO5 mode-locked laser
Author(s): Wei Cai; Yaqi Li; Hongtong Zhu; Shouzhen Jiang; Shicai Xu; Jie Liu; Lihe Zheng; Liang-Bi Su; Jun Xu
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Paper Abstract

A reflective graphene saturable absorber mirror (SAM) was successfully fabricated by chemical vapor deposition technology. A stable diode-pumped passively mode-locked Yb3+:Sc2SiO5 laser using a graphene SAM as a saturable absorber was accomplished for the first time. The measured average output power amounts to 351 mW under the absorbed pump power of 12.5 W. Without prisms compensating for dispersion, the minimum pulse duration of 7 ps with a repetition rate of 97 MHz has been obtained at the central wavelength of 1063 nm. The corresponding peak power and the maximum pulse energy were 516 W and 3.6 nJ, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 December 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(12) 126103 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.12.126103
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Wei Cai, Shandong Normal Univ. (China)
Yaqi Li, Shandong Normal Univ. (China)
Hongtong Zhu, Shandong Normal Univ. (China)
Shouzhen Jiang, Shandong Normal Univ. (China)
Shicai Xu, Shandong Normal Univ. (China)
Jie Liu, Shandong Normal Univ. (China)
Lihe Zheng, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics (China)
Liang-Bi Su, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics (China)
Jun Xu, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics (China)


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