Mode-Locked of Fiber Laser Employing Graphene-Based Saturable Absorber

Authored by: Pi Ling Huang , Chao-Yung Yeh , Jiang-Jen Lin , Lain-Jong Li , Wood-Hi Cheng

Graphene Science Handbook

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781466591370
eBook ISBN: 9781466591387
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b19461-40

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Abstract

Graphene is the thinnest material in the world with the lowest electrical resistance at room temperature among others. It is highly transparent and a good conductor. Graphene is not only used as new electronic materials but also recognized as novel optoelectronic devices, such as solar cells, transparent touch screens, and saturable absorber (SA). In this chapter, a stable optical pulse generation of graphene-based SA in ultrafast fiber laser system is investigated. Two different fabrication processes of graphene samples are reported, which are chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and graphene-mediated SA employing different nano-dispersants.

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