Novel saturable absorbers for mode-locked Tm:ZBLAN waveguide chip lasers

Xiantao Jiang, Simon Gross, Han Zhang, Zhinan Guo, Fabian Rotermund, Dong Il Yeom, Michael J. Withford, Alexander Fuerbach*

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Novel saturable absorbers based on carbon nanotubes, graphene, topological insulators, transition metal dichalcogenides and black phosphorus were fabricated and characterized. Their performance for short pulse generation in Tm:ZBLAN waveguide chip lasers was analyzed. For the first time to our knowledge, Q-switched mode-locked operation of a mid-IR ZBLAN waveguide chip laser was realized using topological insulators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2016
Place of PublicationSan Jose
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580118
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) - San Jose, United States
Duration: 5 Jun 201610 Jun 2016


ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose


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