Saidin, N and Zen, D I M and Ahmad, F and Haris, H and Ahmad, H and Dimyati, K and Harun, S W and Halder, A and Paul, Mukul Chandra and Pal, Mrinmoy and Bhadra, Shyamal Kumar (2016) Q-switched 2 mu m thulium bismuth co-doped fiber laser with multi-walled carbon nanotubes saturable absorber. Optics and Laser Technology, 83. pp. 89-93. ISSN 0030-3992

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We report a passively Q-switched fiber laser operating at 1900 nm region using the newly developed thulium bismuth co-doped lithium-alumino-germano-silicate fiber (TBF) as a gain medium in conjunction with a multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) based saturable absorber (SA). The TBF and MWCNTs are fabricated and prepared in-house. By increasing the 802 nm pump power from 106.6 to 160 mW, stable generation of Q-switched TBFL has been obtained at 1857.8 nm wavelength. The pulse repetition rate varies from 12.84 to 29.48 kHz while pulse width is increased from 9.6 to 6.1 mu s. The performance of the laser is also compared with the Q-switched TDFL, which was obtained using a similar MWCNTs SA and pump wavelength. The Q-switched TDFL generates an optical pulse train with a repetition rate increasing from 3.8 to 4.6 kHz and pulse width reducing from 22.1 to 183 mu s when the pump power is tuned from 1873 to 194.2 mW. This shows that the TBFL performs better than the TDFL in terms of threshold pump power, repetition rate and pulse width. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Processing Science
Divisions: Fiber Optics and Photonics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2016 10:57
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2017 07:11

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