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Ultrafast Raman laser mode-locked by nanotubes

Castellani, Carlos E. Schmidt and Kelleher, Edmund J. R. and Travers, John C. and Popa, Daniel and Hasan, Tawfique and Sun, Zhipei and Flahaut, Emmanuel and Ferrari, Andrea C. and Popov, Sergei V. and Taylor, James Roy Ultrafast Raman laser mode-locked by nanotubes. (2011) Optics Letters, vol. 36 (n° 20). pp. 3996-3998. ISSN 0146-9592

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003996

Abstract

We demonstrate passive mode-locking of a Raman fiber laser using a nanotube-based saturable absorber coupled to a net normal dispersion cavity. This generates highly chirped 500 ps pulses. These are then compressed down to 2 ps , with 1.4 kW peak power, making it a simple wavelength-versatile source for various applications.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Optical Society of America. The original version is available at http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ The original PDF of the article can be found at Optics Letters website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-36-20-3996
Audience (journal):International journal (no peer-reviewed)
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Other partners > University of Cambridge (UNITED KINGDOM)
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
Other partners > Imperial College London (UNITED KINGDOM)
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Deposited By: Denis Faragou
Deposited On:06 Jun 2012 20:48

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