1.5 GHz picosecond pulse generation from a monolithic waveguide laser with a graphene-film saturable output coupler.
Beecher, Stephen J
Ferrari, Andrea C
Kar, Ajoy K
The Optical Society
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Mary, R., Brown, G., Beecher, S. J., Torrisi, F., Milana, S., Popa, D., Hasan, T., et al. (2013). 1.5 GHz picosecond pulse generation from a monolithic waveguide laser with a graphene-film saturable output coupler.. Opt Express, 21 (7), 7943-7950. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.007943
We fabricate a saturable absorber mirror by coating a graphene- film on an output coupler mirror. This is then used to obtain Q-switched mode-locking from a diode-pumped linear cavity channel waveguide laser inscribed in Ytterbium-doped Bismuthate Glass. The laser produces 1.06 ps pulses at ~1039 nm, with a 1.5 GHz repetition rate, 48% slope efficiency and 202 mW average output power. This performance is due to the combination of the graphene saturable absorber and the high quality optical waveguides in the laser glass.
Graphite, Membranes, Artificial, Surface Plasmon Resonance, Equipment Design, Equipment Failure Analysis, Lasers, Lenses, Energy Transfer
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/G030480/1)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/K01711X/1)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/K017144/1)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.007943
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/280610