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All-fiber, wavelength-tunable ultrafast praseodymium fiber laser
H. Ahmad1;2, S. N. Aidit1, S. I. Ooi1, and Z. C. Tiu1
1 Photonics Research Centre, [University of Malaya], Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, [Airlangga University], Surabaya 60115, Indonesia

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2018, 16(12): pp.121405

DOI:10.3788/COL201816.121405
Topic:Lasers and laser optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 140.3510  140.3600  

Abstract
The interest in tunable ultrafast fiber lasers operating in the 1.3 μm region has seen a significant increase due to rising demands for bandwidth as well as the zero-dispersion characteristic of silica fibers in this wavelength region. In this work, a tunable mode-locked praseodymium-doped fluoride fiber (PDFF) laser using single-walled carbon nanotubes as a saturable absorber is demonstrated. The mode-locked pulses are generated at a central wavelength of 1302 nm with a pulse repetition rate of 5.92 MHz and pulse width of 1.13 ps. The tunability of the mode-locked PDFF laser covers a tuning range of 11 nm.

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Received:2018/9/18
Accepted:2018/11/1
Posted online:2018/11/30

Get Citation: H. Ahmad, S. N. Aidit, S. I. Ooi, and Z. C. Tiu, "All-fiber, wavelength-tunable ultrafast praseodymium fiber laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 16(12), 121405(2018)

Note: This work was supported by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia under the grants LRGS (2015) NGOD/UM/KPT and GA010-2014 (ULUNG) and the University of Malaya under the grant RU 001-2017.



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