Graphene-chitin bio-composite polymer based mode locker at 2 micron region

Zuikafly, S. N. F. and Ahmad, Harith and Nawawi, W. M. F. Wan and Yahaya, H. and Ibrahim, M. H. and Latif, A. A. and Ahmad, F. (2021) Graphene-chitin bio-composite polymer based mode locker at 2 micron region. Optik, 245. ISSN 0030-4026, DOI

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In the field of pulsed fiber laser, graphene is a well-known two-dimensional (2D) material for its excellent optical properties. An alternative approach to the existing method, graphene based filament originally intended for 3-dimensional (3D) printing was used as starting material. Coupled with a newly introduced chitin nanofiber as the host polymer, it was demonstrated and reported as passive mode locker at 2-micron region. The conventional soliton operated at operating wavelength of 1982.7 nm with repetition rate of 11.35 MHz. The produced average output power, pulse width, time-bandwidth product (TBP) and signal to noise ratio (SNR) was 76.83 mu W, 1.88 ps (HAC200), 0.416 and 43 dB, respectively. When the pulse was amplified with 5.4 dB of Thulium doped fiber amplifier (TDFA), the average output power increased to 3.43 mW and produced a broad operating wavelength around the 2-micron region. At the same repetition rate of 11.35 MHz, the measured pulse width, SNR, pulse energy and peak power of 7.033 ps (pulseCheck 150), 42.0 dB, 0.30 nJ, and 42.98 W, are obtained, respectively. High power laser operation in this region can find applications in medical field and sensors technology.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Universiti TeknologiMalaysia (UTM) under UTM High Impact Reseach Grant [2243.08G99]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Graphene; Chitin; Mode-locker; Thulium doped fiber
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Photonics Research Centre
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2022 06:05
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2022 06:05

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