Wavelength and pulse duration tunable ultrafast fiber laser mode-locked with carbon nanotubes05 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.