Wavelength and pulse duration tunable ultrafast fiber laser mode-locked with carbon nanotubes

05 Apr 2018

Ultrafast lasers with tunable parameters in wavelength and time domains are the choice of light source for various applications such as spectroscopy and communica- tion. Here, we report a wavelength and pulse-duration tunable mode-locked Erbium doped fiber laser with single wall carbon nanotube-based saturable absorber. An intra-cavity tunable filter is employed to continuously tune the output wavelength for 34 nm (from 1525 nm to 1559 nm) and pulse duration from 545 fs to 6.1 ps, re- spectively. Our results provide a novel light source for various applications requiring variable wavelength or pulse duration.