, Volume 3, Issue 9, pp 653-660,
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Date: 09 Sep 2010

A stable, wideband tunable, near transform-limited, graphene-mode-locked, ultrafast laser

Abstract

We report an ultrafast laser mode-locked with a graphene saturable absorber. The linear dispersions of the Dirac electrons in graphene enable wideband tunability. We get ∼1 ps pulses, tunable between 1525 and 1559 nm, with stable mode-locking, insensitive to environmental perturbations.