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Chin. Opt. Lett.
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Femtoseconds soliton mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser based on nickel oxide nanoparticle saturable absorber
A. Nady1;2, M. H. M. Ahmed3, A. A. Latiff4, C. H. Raymond Ooi1, and S. W. Harun3
1 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, [University of Malaya], Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
2 Physics Department, Faculty of Science, [Beni Suef University], Beni Suef 62 511, Egypt
3 Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, [University of Malaya], Kuala Lumpur 50603 , Malaysia
4 Faculty of Electronic and Computer Engineering, [Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka], Hang Tuah Jaya 76100, Melaka, Malaysia

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2017, 15(10): pp.100602

DOI:10.3788/COL201715.100602
Topic:Fiber optics and optical communication
Keywords(OCIS Code): 060.3510  140.4050  140.3510  310.6845  

Abstract
We demonstrate a femtosecond mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) using a nickel oxide (NiO) as a saturable absorber (SA). NiO nanoparticles are hosted into polyethylene oxide film and attached to fiber ferrule in the laser cavity. The NiO-SA shows a 39% modulation depth with a 0.04 MW/cm2 saturation intensity. Our ring laser cavity based on erbium-doped active fiber with managed intracavity dispersion has the ability to generate ultrashort pulses with a full width at half-maximum (FWHM) of around 2.85 nm centered at 1561.8 nm. The pulses repeat at a frequency of 0.96 MHz and duration of 950 fs.

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Received:2017/3/19
Accepted:2017/6/16
Posted online:2017/7/6

Get Citation: A. Nady, M. H. M. Ahmed, A. A. Latiff, C. H. Raymond Ooi, and S. W. Harun, "Femtoseconds soliton mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser based on nickel oxide nanoparticle saturable absorber," Chin. Opt. Lett. 15(10), 100602(2017)

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