320 fs pulse generation from an ultrafast laser inscribed waveguide laser mode-locked by a nanotube saturable absorber

S. J. Beecher, R. R. Thomson, N. D. Psaila, Z. Sun, T. Hasan, A. G. Rozhin, A. C. Ferrari, A. K. Kar

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Abstract

Ultrafast laser inscription is used to fabricate the gain element for a mode-locked Er-doped bismuthate glass waveguide laser. Mode-locking is initiated and stabilized by the use of a single wall carbon nanotube saturable absorber. The waveguide laser produces 320 fs pulses at 1.56 µm with a pulse repetition rate of 40 MHz and average output power of 1.25 mW. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111114
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume97
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2010

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