Mode locking of a fibre laser with a matrix-less carbon nanotube film

Sergey Kobtsev, Albert Nasibulin, Yurii Gladush, Alexey Ivanenko

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This work for the first time reports experimental results on Er fibre laser mode-locked with saturable absorbers based on single-walled matrix-less carbon nanotube films fabricated by aerosol method. Nearly transform-limited output pulses had duration of 1.7 ps and average power of 0.5 mW. Measured high-contrast RF output spectra (noise suppression over 70 dB in 1-GHz band) confirm high quality of achieved mode locking. Discussed are details of the aerosol method of matrix-less carbon nanotube film fabrication and parameters of studied mode-locked fibre laser. Application of matrixless carbon nanotube films for mode locking and Q-switching of fibre and other laser types are analysed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Lasers XIV: Technology and Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9781510606074
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventFiber Lasers: Technology and Systems - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 30 Jan 20172 Feb 2017
Conference number: 14

Publication series

NameSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceFiber Lasers: Technology and Systems
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Carbon nanotube
  • Matrix-less carbon nanotube film
  • Mode-locked fibre laser
  • Saturable absorber

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