20 W high-power picosecond single-walled carbon nanotube based MOPA laser system

Ling Zhang, Yong Gang Wang, Hai Juan Yu, Wei Sun, Ying Ying Yang, Ze Hua Han, Yan Qu, Wei Hou, Jin Min Li, Xue Chun Lin, Yuen Hong Tsang

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Abstract

Compact, high average output power with picosecond pulses laser was achieved through a carbon nanotube based master oscillator power amplifier, MOPA, configuration. The master oscillator was a single-walled carbon nanotube based passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4laser. Then the ultrashort laser pulses from the master oscillator were amplified by a diode laser pumped ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier. The maximum average output power measured has been successfully achieved to be 20 W with a repetition rate of 82 MHz, and a pulse width of 15.7 ps. The pulse energy and peak power of the output laser were 244 nJ and 15.5 kW, respectively. The amplified spontaneous emission and stimulated Raman scattering were not observed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6220228
Pages (from-to)2713-2717
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume30
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2012

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • fiber amplifier
  • mode locking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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