Versatile multi-wavelength ultrafast fiber laser mode-locked by carbon nanotubes

Xueming Liu, Dongdong Han, Zhipei Sun, Chao Zeng, Hua Lu, Dong Mao, Yudong Cui, Fengqiu Wang

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Abstract

Multi-wavelength lasers have widespread applications (e.g. fiber telecommunications, pump-probe measurements, terahertz generation). Here, we report a nanotube-mode-locked all-fiber ultrafast oscillator emitting three wavelengths at the central wavelengths of about 1540, 1550, and 1560 nm, which are tunable by stretching fiber Bragg gratings. The output pulse duration is around 6 ps with a spectral width of ~0.5 nm, agreeing well with the numerical simulations. The triple-laser system is controlled precisely and insensitive to environmental perturbations with <0.04% amplitude fluctuation. Our method provides a simple, stable, low-cost, multi-wavelength ultrafast-pulsed source for spectroscopy, biomedical research and telecommunications.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2718
Pages (from-to)1-5
JournalScientific Reports
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • carbon nanotubes
  • mode-locking
  • multi-wavelength ultrafast laser

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