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Medium-gain erbium doped fiber amplifier ring laser passively mode-locked by graphite nano-powder adhered thin PVA film
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Paper Abstract

A direct brushing process of graphite nano-powder adhered on the single-mode fiber end-face with the use of an ultrathin PVA film is demonstrated, such a graphite nano-powder adhered ultra-thin PVA film is introduced to passively mode-lock a medium-gain Erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL). The structural property of the graphite nano-powder is investigated by Raman spectroscopy. Numerous structural defects induced when abrading the graphite into nano-powder are found to broaden the 2D band Raman scattered signal and attenuate its peak intensity. The graphite nano-powders exhibit the featureless transmittance to show the potential as being a broadband tuning saturable absorber. In addition, the modulation depth of 0.43 is comparable with the graphene saturable absorber. The central wavelength of the passively mode-locked medium-gain EDFL is at 1561.2 nm with the full width at half maximum (FHWM) of 1.62 nm, and the pulsewidth is 1.58 ps. Under the limited intra-cavity power of 18 dBm, a nearly transform-limited passively mode-locking EDFL with TBP of 0.32 is generated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8433, Laser Sources and Applications, 84330J (15 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.922032
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Yung-Hsiang Lin, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Gong-Ru Lin, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8433:
Laser Sources and Applications
Thomas Graf; Jacob I. Mackenzie; Helena Jelínková; John Powell, Editor(s)

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