147 fs, 51 MHz soliton fiber laser at 1.56 μm with a fiber-connector-type SWNT/P3HT saturable absorber

Fumio Shohda, Takafumi Shirato, Masataka Nakazawa, Junji Mata, Jun Tsukamoto

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    Abstract

    We fabricated a fiber-connector-type saturable absorber in which SWNTs and P3HT (poly-3-hexylthiophene) were coated on the fiber connector end. This saturable absorber allowed us to realize a short laser cavity length. We used a soliton cavity configuration to generate the shortest pulse (147 fs) at the highest repetition rate (51 MHz) yet obtained with carbon nanotubes (CNT) related saturable absorbers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)20943-20948
    Number of pages6
    JournalOptics Express
    Volume16
    Issue number25
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 8

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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