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Yb- and Er-doped fiber laser Q-switched with an optically uniform, broadband WS<inf>2</inf> saturable absorber

Zhang, M and Hu, G and Hu, G and Howe, RCT and Chen, L and Zheng, Z and Hasan, T (2015) Yb- and Er-doped fiber laser Q-switched with an optically uniform, broadband WS<inf>2</inf> saturable absorber. Scientific Reports, 5. 17482-.

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Abstract

We demonstrate a ytterbium (Yb) and an erbium (Er)-doped fiber laser Q-switched by a solution processed, optically uniform, few-layer tungsten disulfide saturable absorber (WS2-SA). Nonlinear optical absorption of the WS2-SA in the sub-bandgap region, attributed to the edge-induced states, is characterized by 3.1% and 4.9% modulation depths with 1.38 and 3.83 MW/cm2 saturation intensities at 1030 and 1558 nm, respectively. By integrating the optically uniform WS2-SA in the Yb- and Er-doped laser cavities, we obtain self-starting Q-switched pulses with microsecond duration and kilohertz repetition rates at 1030 and 1558 nm. Our work demonstrates broadband sub-bandgap saturable absorption of a single, solution processed WS2-SA, providing new potential efficacy for WS2 in ultrafast photonic applications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 18:57
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 08:46
DOI: 10.1038/srep17482