High power Q-switched thulium doped fibre laser using carbon nanotube polymer composite saturable absorber

Maria Chernysheva*, Chengbo Mou, Raz Arif, Mohammed Al Araimi, Mark Rummeli, Sergei Turitsyn, Aleksey Rozhin

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Abstract

We have proposed and demonstrated a Q-switched Thulium doped bre laser (TDFL) with a ‘Yin-Yang’ all- bre cavity scheme based on a combination of nonlinear optical loop mirror (NOLM) and nonlinear ampli ed loop mirror (NALM). Unidirectional lasing operation has been achieved without any intracavity isolator. By using a carbon nanotube polymer composite based saturable absorber (SA),
we demonstrated the laser output power of ~197 mW and pulse energy of 1.7 μJ. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest output power from a nanotube polymer composite SA based Q-switched Thulium doped bre laser.
Original languageEnglish
Article number24220
Number of pages10
JournalScientific Reports
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2016

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Keywords

  • fibre lasers
  • ultrafast lasers

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    High Power Q-Switched Thulium Doped Fibre Laser using Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composite Saturable Absorber

    Chernysheva, M. (Creator), Mou, C. (Creator), Arif, R. (Contributor), Al Araimi, M. (Creator), Turitsyn, S. (Supervisor), Rozhin, A. (Supervisor) & Rümmeli, M. (Contributor), Aston Data Explorer, 11 Apr 2016

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