Large energy soliton erbium-doped fiber laser with a graphene-polymer composite mode locker

@article{Zhang2009LargeES,
  title={Large energy soliton erbium-doped fiber laser with a graphene-polymer composite mode locker},
  author={Han Zhang and Qiaoliang Bao and Dingyuan Tang and Luming Zhao and Kian Ping Loh},
  journal={Applied Physics Letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={95},
  pages={141103}
}
Due to its unique electronic property and the Pauli blocking principle, atomic layer graphene possesses wavelength-independent ultrafast saturable absorption, which can be exploited for the ultrafast photonics application. Through chemical functionalization, a graphene-polymer nanocomposite membrane was fabricated and first used to mode lock a fiber laser. Stable mode locked solitons with 3 nJ pulse energy, 700 fs pulse width at the 1590 nm wavelength have been directly generated from the laser… 

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