Graphene-based Q-switched pulsed fiber laser in a linear configuration

Yap, Y.K., De La Rue, R.M. , Pua, C.H., Harun, S.W. and Ahmad, H. (2012) Graphene-based Q-switched pulsed fiber laser in a linear configuration. Chinese Optics Letters, 10(4), 041405. (doi:10.3788/COL201210.041405)

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Abstract

A pulsed laser system is realized with graphene employed as a Q-switch. The graphene is exfoliated from its solution using an optical deposition and the optical tweezer effect. A fiber ferrule that already has the graphene deposited on it is inserted into an erbium-ytterbium laser (EYL) system with linear cavity configuration. We successfully demonstrate a pulsed EYL with a pulse duration of approximately 5.9 \mu s and a repetition rate of 20.0 kHz.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:De La Rue, Professor Richard
Authors: Yap, Y.K., De La Rue, R.M., Pua, C.H., Harun, S.W., and Ahmad, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Chinese Optics Letters
ISSN:1671-7694

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