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Mechanically Exfoliated Graphite Onto D-Shaped Optical Fiber for Femtosecond Mode-Locked Erbium-Doped Fiber Laser

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Author(s):
Steinberg, David [1] ; Diego Zapata, Juan [2] ; Thoroh de Souza, Eunezio A. [1] ; Saito, Lucia A. M. [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Prebiteriana Mackenzie, Graphene & NanoMat Res Ctr MackGraphe, BR-01302907 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Antioquia Medellin, Fac Engn, Medellin 050010 - Colombia
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Lightwave Technology; v. 36, n. 10, p. 1868-1874, MAY 15 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

For the first time, we report a femtosecond mode-locked Erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) by using mechanically exfoliated graphite deposited onto a D-shaped optical fiber. The exfoliated graphite flakes were deposited onto a stacked polyvinyl alcohol/polymethylmethacrylate thick layers, and then transferred directly to the polished surface of the D-shaped optical fiber. The characterization of the exfoliated graphite sample was performed by using optical microscope and Raman spectroscopy. By measuring its polarization performance, polarization relative extinction ratio about 5.30 dB (70%) was obtained, which resulted in the broadest bandwidth of 21 nm and the shortest pulse duration of 220 fs generation as saturable absorber (SA) into an EDFL cavity. For our knowledge, these are the best mode-locking performances ever reported in the literature for all-fiber-based graphite SA in EDFL. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/11779-4 - Plasmonic and nonlinear effects in graphene coupled to optical waveguides
Grantee:Christiano José Santiago de Matos
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/50259-8 - Graphene: photonics and opto-electronics: UPM-NUS collaboration
Grantee:Antônio Hélio de Castro Neto
Support type: Research Projects - SPEC Program
FAPESP's process: 16/25836-2 - Sources of ultrashort pulses and high repetition rates based on 2D materials
Grantee:Juan Diego Zapata Caro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate