27 April 2016 All-normal dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser mode-locked by Sb2Te3 topological insulator
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In this paper we demonstrate a preliminary work done on employing antimony telluride (Sb2Te3) topological insulator as a saturable absorber for Yb-doped fiber lasers. The material was deposited onto a side-polished fiber by means of a pulsed magnetron sputtering technique. Fabricated absorber was implemented in an all-normal dispersion cavity and allowed for self-starting dissipative soliton generation. The laser emitted stable pulse train at a repetition rate of 17.07 MHz with 4.25 nm broad output spectrum centered around 1039.4 nm. Average output power amounted to 0.54 mW with 32 pJ pulse energy.
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Maciej Kowalczyk, Jakub Boguslawski, Dorota Stachowiak , Jan Tarka, Rafal Zybala, Krzysztof Mars, Andrzej Mikula, Grzegorz J. Sobon, Jaroslaw Z. Sotor, Krzysztof M. Abramski, "All-normal dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser mode-locked by Sb2Te3 topological insulator", Proc. SPIE 9893, Laser Sources and Applications III, 98930T (27 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2225893; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2225893
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