Few-layer MoS2 saturable absorbers for short-pulse laser technology

current status and future perspectives [Invited]

R. I. Woodward*, R. C T Howe, G. Hu, F. Torrisi, M. Zhang, T. Hasan, E. J R Kelleher

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Abstract

Few-layer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is emerging as a promising quasi-two-dimensional material for photonics and optoelectronics, further extending the library of suitable layered nanomaterials with exceptional optical properties for use in saturable absorber devices that enable short-pulse generation in laser systems. In this work, we catalog and review the nonlinear optical properties of few-layer MoS2, summarize recent progress in processing and integration into saturable absorber devices, and comment on the current status and future perspectives of MoS2-based pulsed lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A30-A42
Number of pages13
JournalPhotonics Research
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Lasers, pulsed
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nonlinear optical devices
  • Nonlinear optical materials

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    Woodward, R. I., Howe, R. C. T., Hu, G., Torrisi, F., Zhang, M., Hasan, T., & Kelleher, E. J. R. (2015). Few-layer MoS2 saturable absorbers for short-pulse laser technology: current status and future perspectives [Invited]. Photonics Research, 3(2), A30-A42. https://doi.org/10.1364/PRJ.3.000A30