Dry-transfer technique for polymer-free single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber on a side polished fiber

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Researchers

  • Aram A. Mkrtchyan
  • Yuriy G. Gladush
  • Diana Galiakhmetova
  • Vsevolod Ya Yakovlev
  • Vadim T. Ahtyamov
  • Albert Nasibulin

Research units

  • Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
  • Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
  • Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • Aalto University
  • Skolkovo Inst Sci & Technol, Skolkovo Institute of Science & Technology
  • Moscow Inst Phys & Technol, Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology

Abstract

We fabricate single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorbers on a side-polished fiber by a dry transfer technique. We demonstrate that this method allows for the easy and robust implementation of polymer-free carbon nanotube film for an evanescent field interaction in the fiber laser cavity. The high-quality single-walled carbon nanotubes are synthesized by the aerosol CVD method with absorption maximum tuned to an erbium doped fiber laser emission line. The Q-switch and mode-lock regimes as well as the harmonic mode-lock regime with the 79th order are successfully demonstrated with this approach. Critical power for damage threshold is estimated.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number353115
Pages (from-to)1551-1561
Number of pages11
JournalOPTICAL MATERIALS EXPRESS
Volume9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • EVANESCENT FIELD INTERACTION, HARMONIC MODE-LOCKING, POLARIZATION CONTROL, SOLITON LASER, DEGRADATION, ENERGY, FILMS

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