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Chin. Opt. Lett.
 Home  List of Issues    Issue 10 , Vol. 15 , 2017    10.3788/COL201715.101402

Graphene oxide-COOH as a new saturable absorber for both Q-switching and mode-locking fiber lasers
Fengyan Zhao1;2, Yishan Wang1, Yonggang Wang3, Hushan Wang1;2, and Yajun Cai1;2
1 State Key Laboratory of Transient Optics and Photonics, [Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics], Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi’an 71 01 1 9, China
2 [University of Chinese Academy of Sciences], Beijing 100049, China
3 School of Physics and Information Technology, [Shaanxi Normal University], Xi’an 710119, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2017, 15(10): pp.101402

Topic:Lasers and laser optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 140.4050  140.3510  140.3540  160.4330  

Graphene oxide carboxylic acid (COOH), a novel two-dimensional (2D) layered material with its unique optical and electronic properties, is discovered to exhibit the saturation of optical absorption under laser illumination. Applying the liquid-phase exfoliation method, we prepare graphene oxide-COOH dispersions with deionized water and fabricate graphene oxide-COOH polyvinyl alcohol polymer composite film. We further obtain stable Q-switching pulse and mode-locked laser operation with a 22.7 MHz repetition rate and a 1.5 ps pulse duration by incorporating the graphene oxide-COOH-based saturable absorbers into the all-fiber erbium-doped fiber laser cavity. The experimental results show that the proposed graphene oxide-COOH material can act as an effective absorber for pulsed fiber lasers, which demonstrate potential applications in the area of ultrafast optics.

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Get Citation: Fengyan Zhao, Yishan Wang, Yonggang Wang, Hushan Wang, and Yajun Cai, "Graphene oxide-COOH as a new saturable absorber for both Q-switching and mode-locking fiber lasers," Chin. Opt. Lett. 15(10), 101402(2017)

Note: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61690222) and the CAS/SAFEA international Partnership Program for creative Research Teams.


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