High-power graphene mode-locked Tm/Ho co-doped fiber laser with evanescent field interaction

Xiaohui Li, Xuechao Yu, Zhipei Sun, Zhiyu Yan, Biao Sun, Yuanbing Cheng, Xia Yu*, Ying Zhang, Qi Jie Wang

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Abstract

Mid-infrared ultrafast fiber lasers are valuable for various applications, including chemical and biomedical sensing, material processing and military applications. Here, we report all-fiber high-power graphene mode-locked Tm/Ho co-doped fiber laser at long wavelength with evanescent field interaction. Ultrafast pulses up to 7.8MHz are generated at a center wavelength of 1879.4nm, with a pulse width of 4.7ps. A graphene absorber integrated with a side-polished fiber can increase the damage threshold significantly. Harmonics mode-locking can be obtained till to the 21th harmonics at a pump power of above 500mW. By using one stage amplifier in the anomalous dispersion regime, the laser can be amplified up to 450mW and the narrowest pulse duration of 1.4ps can be obtained simultaneously. Our work paves the way to graphene Tm/Ho co-doped mode-locked all-fiber master oscillator power amplifiers as potentially efficient and economic laser sources for high-power laser applications, such as special material processing and nonlinear optical studies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number16624
Pages (from-to)1-8
JournalScientific Reports
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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