Watt-level high power passively mode-locked Nd:LuVO 4 laser with carbon nanotube saturable absorber at 1.34 μm

Yong Gang Wang, Hou Ren Chen, Wen Feng Hsieh, Yuen Hong Tsang

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Abstract

The first Nd:LuVO 4 ultrafast mode locking laser operating at 1.34 μm is demonstrated by utilizing a polymer free single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) absorber fabricated by the vertical evaporation technique. The fast recovery times of the absorber were measured to be 40 fs and 820 fs. The modulation depth of the absorber was about 2. Passively mode-locked Nd:LuVO 4 laser using this absorber was demonstrated. As high as 1.74 W continuous wave mode-locked pulses have been achieved with the pulse duration of 18 ps and the repetition of 125 MHz. Such kind of absorbers have great potential to be put into practical use because of their merit of high damage threshold, broad operational wavelength range and low cost of fabrication.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5372-5374
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Communications
Volume285
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012

Keywords

  • 1340 nm
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Passive mode locking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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