2.0- \mu\hbox {m} Q-Switched Thulium-Doped Fiber Laser With Graphene Oxide Saturable Absorber

Ahmad, Harith and Zulkifli, Ahmad Zarif and Thambiratnam, Kavintheran and Harun, Sulaiman Wadi (2013) 2.0- \mu\hbox {m} Q-Switched Thulium-Doped Fiber Laser With Graphene Oxide Saturable Absorber. IEEE Photonics Journal, 5 (4). ISSN 1943-0655, DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/JPHOT.2013.2273733.

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A compact Q-switched thulium-doped fiber laser (TDFL) operating near the 2.0- μm region is proposed and demonstrated. The proposed laser uses a 2-m-long thulium-doped fiber with a core absorption of 27 dB/m at 793 nm as the active medium and a graphene oxide (GO)-based saturable absorber (SA) as the Q-switching element. The SA is fabricated by optically depositing GO particles dissolved in distilled water onto the face of a fiber ferrule, which is then used to assemble the SA. The proposed TDFL is capable of generating pulses with a maximum repetition rate of 16.0 kHz and pulsewidths as narrow as 9.8 μs, as well as having maximum average output power and pulse energy of 0.3 mW and 18.8 nJ, respectively. The combination of the easily fabricated GO-based SA, together with the TDFL's ability to operate in the eye-safe region of 2.0 μm, gives the proposed Q-switched TDFL a high potential for a multitude of real-world applications, including range-finding, medicine, and spectroscopy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Q-switch; Thulium-doped fiber; 2um fiber laser; Graphene oxide; Saturable absorber
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2015 07:04
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2019 07:17
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/14382

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