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Self-Assembled Graphene Membrane as an Ultrafast Mode-Locker in an Erbium Fiber Laser

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8 Author(s)
Lili Gui ; Dept. of Precision Instrum., Tsinghua Univ., Beijing, China ; Wei Zhang ; Li, Xiao ; Xiaosheng Xiao
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A self-assembled graphene membrane produced at the liquid/air interface of reduced graphene oxide aqueous suspension is demonstrated as an excellent mode-locker in an erbium-doped soliton fiber laser. Formation of the self-assembled membrane is attributed to hydrophobic nature of graphene and considerable capillary force. Experiments showed that such graphene saturable absorbers with insertion loss less than 6 dB worked well in the laser cavity setup, verifying that the self-assembly method is reliable and practical. Moreover, the method is quite facile, cost-effective, and potentially suitable for large-scale production of graphene mode-lockers.

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Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 23 )