152 fs nanotube-mode-locked thulium-doped all-fiber laser

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  • Jinzhang Wang
  • Xiaoyan Liang
  • Guohua Hu
  • Zhijian Zheng
  • Shenghua Lin
  • Deqin Ouyang
  • Xu Wu
  • Peiguang Yan
  • Shuangchen Ruan
  • Zhipei Sun

  • Tawfique Hasan

Research units

  • Shenzhen University
  • University of Cambridge


Ultrafast fiber lasers with broad bandwidth and short pulse duration have a variety of applications, such as ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy and supercontinuum generation. We report a simple and compact all-fiber thulium-doped femtosecond laser mode-locked by carbon nanotubes. The oscillator operates in slightly normal cavity dispersion at 0.055 ps 2, and delivers 152 fs pulses with 52.8 nm bandwidth and 0.19 nJ pulse energy. This is the shortest pulse duration and the widest spectral width demonstrated from Tm-doped all-fiber lasers based on 1 or 2 dimensional nanomaterials, underscoring their growing potential as versatile saturable absorber materials.


Original languageEnglish
Article number28885
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalScientific Reports
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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