Short-Pulse Fiber Lasers Using Graphene

Shinji YAMASHITA
2014 The Review of Laser Engineering  
Graphene, along with carbon nanotube (CNT), has interesting and useful, not only electronic but also photonic, properties. For fiber lasers, they are very attractive passive mode lockers for ultra-short pulse generation, since they have saturable absorption with inherently fast recovery time (< 1 ps). In this paper, we review the photonic properties of graphene and our recent works on fabrications of fiber device and applications to ultra-short pulse mode-locked fiber lasers.
doi:10.2184/lsj.42.8_638 fatcat:trb2pu6pbfhwljithkjqijaeu4