Nano Research

, Volume 3, Issue 9, pp 653–660

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

  • Zhipei Sun
  • Daniel Popa
  • Tawfique Hasan
  • Felice Torrisi
  • Fengqiu Wang
  • Edmund J. R. Kelleher
  • John C. Travers
  • Valeria Nicolosi
  • Andrea C. Ferrari
Open AccessResearch Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12274-010-0026-4

Cite this article as:
Sun, Z., Popa, D., Hasan, T. et al. Nano Res. (2010) 3: 653. doi:10.1007/s12274-010-0026-4

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.

Keywords

Graphenesaturable absorbermode-lockingfiber laser
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© Tsinghua University Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhipei Sun
    • 1
  • Daniel Popa
    • 1
  • Tawfique Hasan
    • 1
  • Felice Torrisi
    • 1
  • Fengqiu Wang
    • 1
  • Edmund J. R. Kelleher
    • 2
  • John C. Travers
    • 2
  • Valeria Nicolosi
    • 3
  • Andrea C. Ferrari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentImperial CollegeLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of MaterialsUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK