70 nm, broadly tunable passively Q-switched thulium-doped fiber laser with few-layer Mo0.8W0.2S2 saturable absorber

Ahmad, Harith and Samion, Muhamad Zharif and Sharbirin, Anir Syazwan and Ismail, Mohammad Faizal and Zulkifli, Mohd Zamani and Thambiratnam, Kavintheran (2018) 70 nm, broadly tunable passively Q-switched thulium-doped fiber laser with few-layer Mo0.8W0.2S2 saturable absorber. Optical Fiber Technology, 46. pp. 230-237. ISSN 1068-5200

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yofte.2018.10.018

Abstract

In this work, a thin Mo0.8W0.2S2 film is proposed and fabricated for the use as a saturable absorber (SA) in a thulium-doped fiber laser (TDFL) cavity. The few-layer Mo0.8W0.2S2 nanoparticles are obtained through hydrothermal exfoliation as a thin film and suspended in a polymer host, which is then placed between two fiber ferrules to serve as an SA. The proposed laser is capable of generating outputs with a maximum repetition rate of 65.79 kHz and a minimum pulse width of 1.84 µs at the maximum pump power of 168.92 mW, as well as pulse energies andpeak powers as high as 35.73 nJ and 13.92 mW. The laser also has a broad tuning output from 1927.2 nm to 1996.8 nm, giving a tuning band of about 70 nm. The generated pulses are stable with a signal-to-noise ratio of 50.0 dB. The proposed laser has a high potential for operation near the 2000 nm wavelength region, with multiple bio-medical and sensing applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Q-switching lasers; Thulium; Molybdenum compounds
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Photonics Research Centre
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2019 00:25
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 00:25
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/22687

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