Ultrafast laser performance of Yb 3 + : Sc 2 SiO 5 crystal with a single-walled carbon nanotube absorber

Journal Article

Single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) absorber fabricated by vertical evaporation is used in passively mode-locked Yb 3 +:Sc 2SiO 5 (Yb:SSO) ultrafast laser for the first time. The performance of Yb:SSO ultrafast laser with pulse width as short as 880 fs is studied and the average output power is 712 mW. To our knowledge, this is the highest output power of femtosecond lasers with SWCNT-SAs reported. In addition, we firstly demonstrate a passively mode-locked picosecond Yb:SSO laser without inserting any dispersion compensation device. The pulses width is as short as 5.4 ps and the output power is 940 mW. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liu, J; Liu, C-C; Wang, Y-G; Zheng, L-H; Su, L-B; Xu, J

Published Date

  • 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 285 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1352 - 1355

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0030-4018

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.optcom.2011.11.047