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Passively Q-switched S-band thulium fluoride fiberlaser with multi-walled carbon nanotube
H. Ahmad, S. A. Reduan
Photonics Research Centre, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2018, 16(01): pp.010609

DOI:10.3788/COL201816.010609
Topic:Fiber optics and optical communication
Keywords(OCIS Code): 060.0060  060.2430  060.4370  140.3510  140.3540  

Abstract
A stable, passively Q-switched thulium fluoride fiber laser (TFFL) using a multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT)-based saturable absorber (SA) for operation in the S-band region is proposed and demonstrated. The proposed TFFL has a central lasing wavelength of 1486.4 nm and an input power range of 87.1–126.6 mW. The output pulses have a repetition rate and pulse width range of 30.1–40.0 kHz and 9.0–3.2 μs, respectively, with a maximum pulse energy of 28.9 nJ. This is the first time, to the author’s knowledge, of the successful demonstration of a passively Q-switched S-band TFFL using an MWCNT-based SA.

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Received:2017/10/7
Accepted:2017/12/1
Posted online:2018/1/2

Get Citation: H. Ahmad, S. A. Reduan, "Passively Q-switched S-band thulium fluoride fiberlaser with multi-walled carbon nanotube," Chin. Opt. Lett. 16(01), 010609(2018)

Note: We would like to acknowledge the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia for funding for this work under Grant No. LRGS (2015) NGOD/UM/KPT and the University of Malaya for funding for this work under Grant Nos. RP 029 A - 15AFR and RU 001 - 2017.



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