22 February 2017 Mode locking of a fibre laser with a matrix-less carbon nanotube film
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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.
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Sergey Kobtsev, Albert Nasibulin, Yurii Gladush, Alexey Ivanenko, "Mode locking of a fibre laser with a matrix-less carbon nanotube film", Proc. SPIE 10083, Fiber Lasers XIV: Technology and Systems, 1008329 (22 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2251497; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2251497

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