Abstract

We demonstrate ultrafast optical modulation using a single 1-μm-diameter graphene-decorated microfiber, which is fabricated with a convenient and controllable evanescent-field-induced deposition method. Benefitting from the significantly enhanced light-graphene interaction of the subwavelength transvers dimension of the microfiber and accumulation of the saturable absorption of the piled graphene flakes, the microfiber shows nonlinear saturable absorption with a peak power threshold down to 1.75 W (60 MW/cm2), with a measured response time of about 3.5 ps.

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[Crossref]

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2013 (7)

X. Y. He, Z. B. Liu, D. N. Wang, M. W. Yang, T. Y. Hu, and J. G. Tian, “Saturable absorber based on graphene-covered-microfiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 25(14), 1392–1394 (2013).
[Crossref]

Q. Sheng, M. Feng, W. Xin, T. Han, Y. Liu, Z. Liu, and J. Tian, “Actively manipulation of operation states in passively pulsed fiber lasers by using graphene saturable absorber on microfiber,” Opt. Express 21(12), 14859–14866 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. N. Coleman, “Liquid exfoliation of defect-free graphene,” Acc. Chem. Res. 46(1), 14–22 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

A. Pospischil, M. Humer, M. M. Furchi, D. Bachmann, R. Guider, T. Fromherz, and T. Mueller, “CMOS-compatible graphene photodetector covering all optical communication bands,” Nat. Photonics 7(11), 892–896 (2013).
[Crossref]

Z.-B. Liu, M. Feng, W.-S. Jiang, W. Xin, P. Wang, Q.-W. Sheng, Y.-G. Liu, D. N. Wang, W.-Y. Zhou, and J.-G. Tian, “Broadband all-optical modulation using a graphene-covered-microfiber,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(6), 065901 (2013).
[Crossref]

2012 (4)

Q. Bao and K. P. Loh, “Graphene photonics, plasmonics, and broadband optoelectronic devices,” ACS Nano 6(5), 3677–3694 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. S. Novoselov, V. I. Fal’ko, L. Colombo, P. R. Gellert, M. G. Schwab, and K. Kim, “A roadmap for graphene,” Nature 490(7419), 192–200 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

2011 (1)

M. Liu, X. Yin, E. Ulin-Avila, B. Geng, T. Zentgraf, L. Ju, F. Wang, and X. Zhang, “A graphene-based broadband optical modulator,” Nature 474(7349), 64–67 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2010 (3)

M. Lotya, P. J. King, U. Khan, S. De, and J. N. Coleman, “High-concentration, surfactant-stabilized graphene dispersions,” ACS Nano 4(6), 3155–3162 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

F. Bonaccorso, Z. Sun, T. Hasan, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene photonics and optoelectronics,” Nat. Photonics 4(9), 611–622 (2010).
[Crossref]

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene mode-locked ultrafast laser,” ACS Nano 4(2), 803–810 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2009 (4)

Q. L. Bao, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. H. Ni, Y. L. Yan, Z. X. Shen, K. P. Loh, and D. Y. Tang, “Atomic-layer graphene as a saturable absorber for ultrafast pulsed lasers,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 19(19), 3077–3083 (2009).
[Crossref]

K. Kashiwagi and S. Yamashita, “Deposition of carbon nanotubes around microfiber via evanascent light,” Opt. Express 17(20), 18364–18370 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

F. Xia, T. Mueller, Y. M. Lin, A. Valdes-Garcia, and P. Avouris, “Ultrafast graphene photodetector,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 4(12), 839–843 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Kumar, M. Anija, N. Kamaraju, K. S. Vasu, K. S. Subrahmanyam, A. K. Sood, and C. N. R. Rao, “Femtosecond carrier dynamics and saturable absorption in graphene suspensions,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(19), 191911 (2009).
[Crossref]

2008 (1)

J. M. Dawlaty, S. Shivaraman, M. Chandrashekhar, F. Rana, and M. G. Spencer, “Measurement of ultrafast carrier dynamics in epitaxial graphene,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(4), 042116 (2008).
[Crossref]

2004 (1)

Anija, M.

S. Kumar, M. Anija, N. Kamaraju, K. S. Vasu, K. S. Subrahmanyam, A. K. Sood, and C. N. R. Rao, “Femtosecond carrier dynamics and saturable absorption in graphene suspensions,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(19), 191911 (2009).
[Crossref]

Assefa, S.

X. T. Gan, R. J. Shiue, Y. D. Gao, I. Meric, T. F. Heinz, K. Shepard, J. Hone, S. Assefa, and D. Englund, “Chip-integrated ultrafast graphene photodetector with high responsivity,” Nat. Photonics 7(11), 883–887 (2013).
[Crossref]

Avouris, P.

F. Xia, T. Mueller, Y. M. Lin, A. Valdes-Garcia, and P. Avouris, “Ultrafast graphene photodetector,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 4(12), 839–843 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bachmann, D.

A. Pospischil, M. Humer, M. M. Furchi, D. Bachmann, R. Guider, T. Fromherz, and T. Mueller, “CMOS-compatible graphene photodetector covering all optical communication bands,” Nat. Photonics 7(11), 892–896 (2013).
[Crossref]

Bao, J.

W. Li, B. Chen, C. Meng, W. Fang, Y. Xiao, X. Li, Z. Hu, Y. Xu, L. Tong, H. Wang, W. Liu, J. Bao, and Y. R. Shen, “Ultrafast all-optical graphene modulator,” Nano Lett. 14(2), 955–959 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bao, Q.

Q. Bao and K. P. Loh, “Graphene photonics, plasmonics, and broadband optoelectronic devices,” ACS Nano 6(5), 3677–3694 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bao, Q. L.

Q. L. Bao, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. H. Ni, Y. L. Yan, Z. X. Shen, K. P. Loh, and D. Y. Tang, “Atomic-layer graphene as a saturable absorber for ultrafast pulsed lasers,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 19(19), 3077–3083 (2009).
[Crossref]

Basko, D. M.

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene mode-locked ultrafast laser,” ACS Nano 4(2), 803–810 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bonaccorso, F.

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene mode-locked ultrafast laser,” ACS Nano 4(2), 803–810 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

F. Bonaccorso, Z. Sun, T. Hasan, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene photonics and optoelectronics,” Nat. Photonics 4(9), 611–622 (2010).
[Crossref]

Cai, Z. P.

J. Z. Wang, Z. Q. Luo, M. Zhou, C. C. Ye, H. Y. Fu, Z. P. Cai, H. H. Cheng, H. Y. Xu, and W. Qi, “Evanescent-light deposition of graphene onto tapered fibers for passive Q-switch and mode-locker,” IEEE Photonics J. 4(5), 1295–1305 (2012).
[Crossref]

Chandrashekhar, M.

J. M. Dawlaty, S. Shivaraman, M. Chandrashekhar, F. Rana, and M. G. Spencer, “Measurement of ultrafast carrier dynamics in epitaxial graphene,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(4), 042116 (2008).
[Crossref]

Chang, H.

Z. Sun and H. Chang, “Graphene and graphene-like two-dimensional materials in photodetection: mechanisms and methodology,” ACS Nano 8(5), 4133–4156 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chen, B.

W. Li, B. Chen, C. Meng, W. Fang, Y. Xiao, X. Li, Z. Hu, Y. Xu, L. Tong, H. Wang, W. Liu, J. Bao, and Y. R. Shen, “Ultrafast all-optical graphene modulator,” Nano Lett. 14(2), 955–959 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. Chen, C. Meng, Z. Yang, W. Li, S. Lin, T. Gu, X. Guo, D. Wang, S. Yu, C. W. Wong, and L. Tong, “Graphene coated ZnO nanowire optical waveguides,” Opt. Express 22(20), 24276–24285 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chen, Y.

Cheng, H. H.

J. Z. Wang, Z. Q. Luo, M. Zhou, C. C. Ye, H. Y. Fu, Z. P. Cai, H. H. Cheng, H. Y. Xu, and W. Qi, “Evanescent-light deposition of graphene onto tapered fibers for passive Q-switch and mode-locker,” IEEE Photonics J. 4(5), 1295–1305 (2012).
[Crossref]

Cheng, Y.

Cheng, Z. Z.

X. M. Wang, Z. Z. Cheng, K. Xu, H. K. Tsang, and J. B. Xu, “High-responsivity graphene/silicon-heterostructure waveguide photodetectors,” Nat. Photonics 7(11), 888–891 (2013).
[Crossref]

Chiang, K. S.

Coleman, J. N.

J. N. Coleman, “Liquid exfoliation of defect-free graphene,” Acc. Chem. Res. 46(1), 14–22 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Lotya, P. J. King, U. Khan, S. De, and J. N. Coleman, “High-concentration, surfactant-stabilized graphene dispersions,” ACS Nano 4(6), 3155–3162 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Colombo, L.

K. S. Novoselov, V. I. Fal’ko, L. Colombo, P. R. Gellert, M. G. Schwab, and K. Kim, “A roadmap for graphene,” Nature 490(7419), 192–200 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dawlaty, J. M.

J. M. Dawlaty, S. Shivaraman, M. Chandrashekhar, F. Rana, and M. G. Spencer, “Measurement of ultrafast carrier dynamics in epitaxial graphene,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(4), 042116 (2008).
[Crossref]

De, S.

M. Lotya, P. J. King, U. Khan, S. De, and J. N. Coleman, “High-concentration, surfactant-stabilized graphene dispersions,” ACS Nano 4(6), 3155–3162 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Englund, D.

X. T. Gan, R. J. Shiue, Y. D. Gao, I. Meric, T. F. Heinz, K. Shepard, J. Hone, S. Assefa, and D. Englund, “Chip-integrated ultrafast graphene photodetector with high responsivity,” Nat. Photonics 7(11), 883–887 (2013).
[Crossref]

Fal’ko, V. I.

K. S. Novoselov, V. I. Fal’ko, L. Colombo, P. R. Gellert, M. G. Schwab, and K. Kim, “A roadmap for graphene,” Nature 490(7419), 192–200 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fang, W.

W. Li, B. Chen, C. Meng, W. Fang, Y. Xiao, X. Li, Z. Hu, Y. Xu, L. Tong, H. Wang, W. Liu, J. Bao, and Y. R. Shen, “Ultrafast all-optical graphene modulator,” Nano Lett. 14(2), 955–959 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Feng, M.

Z.-B. Liu, M. Feng, W.-S. Jiang, W. Xin, P. Wang, Q.-W. Sheng, Y.-G. Liu, D. N. Wang, W.-Y. Zhou, and J.-G. Tian, “Broadband all-optical modulation using a graphene-covered-microfiber,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(6), 065901 (2013).
[Crossref]

Q. Sheng, M. Feng, W. Xin, T. Han, Y. Liu, Z. Liu, and J. Tian, “Actively manipulation of operation states in passively pulsed fiber lasers by using graphene saturable absorber on microfiber,” Opt. Express 21(12), 14859–14866 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ferrari, A. C.

F. Bonaccorso, Z. Sun, T. Hasan, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene photonics and optoelectronics,” Nat. Photonics 4(9), 611–622 (2010).
[Crossref]

Z. Sun, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, D. Popa, G. Privitera, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, D. M. Basko, and A. C. Ferrari, “Graphene mode-locked ultrafast laser,” ACS Nano 4(2), 803–810 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fromherz, T.

A. Pospischil, M. Humer, M. M. Furchi, D. Bachmann, R. Guider, T. Fromherz, and T. Mueller, “CMOS-compatible graphene photodetector covering all optical communication bands,” Nat. Photonics 7(11), 892–896 (2013).
[Crossref]

Fu, H. Y.

J. Z. Wang, Z. Q. Luo, M. Zhou, C. C. Ye, H. Y. Fu, Z. P. Cai, H. H. Cheng, H. Y. Xu, and W. Qi, “Evanescent-light deposition of graphene onto tapered fibers for passive Q-switch and mode-locker,” IEEE Photonics J. 4(5), 1295–1305 (2012).
[Crossref]

Furchi, M. M.

A. Pospischil, M. Humer, M. M. Furchi, D. Bachmann, R. Guider, T. Fromherz, and T. Mueller, “CMOS-compatible graphene photodetector covering all optical communication bands,” Nat. Photonics 7(11), 892–896 (2013).
[Crossref]

Gan, X. T.

X. T. Gan, R. J. Shiue, Y. D. Gao, I. Meric, T. F. Heinz, K. Shepard, J. Hone, S. Assefa, and D. Englund, “Chip-integrated ultrafast graphene photodetector with high responsivity,” Nat. Photonics 7(11), 883–887 (2013).
[Crossref]

Gao, Y. D.

X. T. Gan, R. J. Shiue, Y. D. Gao, I. Meric, T. F. Heinz, K. Shepard, J. Hone, S. Assefa, and D. Englund, “Chip-integrated ultrafast graphene photodetector with high responsivity,” Nat. Photonics 7(11), 883–887 (2013).
[Crossref]

Gellert, P. R.

K. S. Novoselov, V. I. Fal’ko, L. Colombo, P. R. Gellert, M. G. Schwab, and K. Kim, “A roadmap for graphene,” Nature 490(7419), 192–200 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Geng, B.

M. Liu, X. Yin, E. Ulin-Avila, B. Geng, T. Zentgraf, L. Ju, F. Wang, and X. Zhang, “A graphene-based broadband optical modulator,” Nature 474(7349), 64–67 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gong, Y.

Gu, T.

Guider, R.

A. Pospischil, M. Humer, M. M. Furchi, D. Bachmann, R. Guider, T. Fromherz, and T. Mueller, “CMOS-compatible graphene photodetector covering all optical communication bands,” Nat. Photonics 7(11), 892–896 (2013).
[Crossref]

Guo, X.

Han, T.

Hasan, T.

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[Crossref]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Fabrication of graphene decorated microfibers (GDMs). (a) Schematic diagram of the evanescent field deposition method for trapping graphene flakes onto the sidewall of a microfiber. (b) Optical microscope image of a 1-μm-diameter microfiber decorated with three piles of graphene flakes, marked with white arrows. (c, d) Typical SEM images of GDMs fabricated with relatively short (c) and long (d) deposition time.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Optical characterization of the GDM. (a) Raman spectrum of a graphene decorated on a microfiber. The inset was a typical SEM image of a GDM. Scale bar: 1 μm. (b) Red line and blue line were the transmittance of a pure microfiber and a GDM, respectively. Insets were cross-sectional intensity distribution of 800-nm and 1500-nm wavelength light guiding in a 1.1-μm diameter microfiber. Scale bar: 1 μm. (c) Polarization dependent optical power measured before (red line) and after (blue line) graphene deposition process. (d, e) A 1-μm-diameter GDM with a 1-μm-diameter microfiber placed across, before (d) and after (e) a 640-nm light was guided through. Scale bar: 10 μm.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Saturable absorption of a GDM. (a) Power dependent transmittance of a GDM measured with 1550 nm laser pulse (~200 fs, 83 MHz). Inset was the schematic diagram of saturable absorption. (b) Cross-sectional peak power distribution of the 1550-nm-wavelength light guiding in a 1.1-μm microfiber normalized to the power threshold of saturable absorption of 30 uW. (c) Power density dependence along the dotted line in (b) on the radial position.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Optical modulation based on GDMs. Signals (red curve) switched out from a 1550-nm CW beam in a 1-μm-diameter GDM by a 8-ns 1064-nm switch pulse train, which was applied by (a) co-propagating in the same GDM and (b) perpendicularly propagating in a 0.4-μm-diameter microfiber (see insets), respectively. For reference, signal output with switch on and signal off is also provided (black curve). (c) Differential transmittance of the probe light (1550 nm, 35 fs duration time) through a 1.2-μm-diameter GDM as a function of the pump-probe time delay with pump light of 789-nm wavelength and 500-fs duration time, showing a response time of ~3.5 ps. Insets of (a-c) are the schematic diagrams of the modulation setups.

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