Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate the use of gold nanorods (GNRs)/PVA composite-deposited side-polished fiber as an efficient saturable absorber for use in an all-fiberized, high-energy Q-switched fiber laser. The modulation depth of the prepared saturable absorber was of ~7.5% at wavelength of 1549.8 nm. Stable Q-switched pulses with a single pulse energy of ~2.56 μJ were readily generated from a fiber Bragg grating-based Fabry-Pérot cavity at a pump power of ~229 mW. The pump efficiency was estimated at ~19.2%, and the impact of the variation in the cavity length with respect to the output pulse characteristics was investigated with fixed pump power. The output performance of the proposed all-fiberized laser was compared to that of Q-switched, 1.5-μm fiber lasers incorporating other types of nonlinear optical nanomaterials that had been previously proposed.

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2015 (5)

J. Lee, M. Jung, J. Koo, C. Chi, and J. H. Lee, “Passively Q-switched 1.89-μm fiber laser using a bulk-structured Bi2Te3 topological insulator,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 0900206 (2015).

H. Li, H. Xia, C. Lan, C. Li, X. Zhang, J. Li, and Y. Liu, “Passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser based on few-layer MoS2 saturable absorber,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 27(1), 69–72 (2015).
[Crossref]

X.-D. Wang, Z.-C. Luo, H. Liu, N. Zhao, M. Liu, Y.-F. Zhu, J.-P. Xue, A.-P. Luo, and W.-C. Xua, “Gold nanorod as saturable absorber for Q-switched Yb-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 346, 21–25 (2015).
[Crossref]

Z. Kang, M. Y. Liu, X. J. Gao, N. Li, S. Y. Yin, G. S. Qin, and W. P. Qin, “Mode-locked thulium-doped fiber laser at 1982 nm by using a gold nanorods saturable absorber,” Laser Phys. Lett. 12(4), 045105 (2015).
[Crossref]

Z. Kang, X. Gao, L. Zhang, Y. Feng, G. Qin, and W. Qin, “Passively mode-locked fiber lasers at 1039 and 1560 nm based on a common gold nanorod saturable absorber,” Opt. Mater. Express 5(4), 794–801 (2015).
[Crossref]

2014 (24)

J. Lee, J. Koo, Y. M. Jhon, and J. H. Lee, “A femtosecond pulse erbium fiber laser incorporating a saturable absorber based on bulk-structured Bi2Te3 topological insulator,” Opt. Express 22(5), 6165–6173 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Liu, X.-W. Zheng, M. Liu, N. Zhao, A.-P. Luo, Z.-C. Luo, W.-C. Xu, H. Zhang, C.-J. Zhao, and S.-C. Wen, “Femtosecond pulse generation from a topological insulator mode-locked fiber laser,” Opt. Express 22(6), 6868–6873 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Zhang, S. B. Lu, J. Zheng, J. Du, S. C. Wen, D. Y. Tang, and K. P. Loh, “Molybdenum disulfide (MoS₂) as a broadband saturable absorber for ultra-fast photonics,” Opt. Express 22(6), 7249–7260 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Jung, J. Lee, J. Koo, J. Park, Y.-W. Song, K. Lee, S. Lee, and J. H. Lee, “A femtosecond pulse fiber laser at 1935 nm using a bulk-structured Bi2Te3 topological insulator,” Opt. Express 22(7), 7865–7874 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. Wu, F. Xiong, C. Zhang, S. Chen, H. Xu, Z. Cai, W. Cai, K. Che, and Z. Luo, “Large-energy, wavelength-tunable, all-fiber passively Q-switched Er:Yb-codoped double-clad fiber laser with mono-layer chemical vapor deposition graphene,” Appl. Opt. 53(19), 4089–4093 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Xia, H. Li, C. Lan, C. Li, X. Zhang, S. Zhang, and Y. Liu, “Ultrafast erbium-doped fiber laser mode-locked by a CVD-grown molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 22(14), 17341–17348 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. Fan, C. Mou, X. Bai, S. Wang, N. Chen, and X. Zeng, “Passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser using evanescent field interaction with gold-nanosphere based saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 22(15), 18537–18542 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Liu, A.-P. Luo, F.-Z. Wang, R. Tang, M. Liu, Z.-C. Luo, W.-C. Xu, C.-J. Zhao, and H. Zhang, “Femtosecond pulse erbium-doped fiber laser by a few-layer MoS2 saturable absorber,” Opt. Lett. 39(15), 4591–4594 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Koo, J. Lee, C. Chi, and J. H. Lee, “Passively Q-switched 1.56 μm all-fiberized laser based on evanescent field interaction with bulk-structured bismuth telluride topological insulator,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31(9), 2157–2162 (2014).
[Crossref]

R. Khazaeizhad, S. H. Kassani, H. Jeong, D.-I. Yeom, and K. Oh, “Mode-locking of Er-doped fiber laser using a multilayer MoS2 thin film as a saturable absorber in both anomalous and normal dispersion regimes,” Opt. Express 22(19), 23732–23742 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Huang, Z. Luo, Y. Li, M. Zhong, B. Xu, K. Che, H. Xu, Z. Cai, J. Peng, and J. Weng, “Widely-tunable, passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser with few-layer MoS2 saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 22(21), 25258–25266 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. I. Woodward, E. J. R. Kelleher, R. C. T. Howe, G. Hu, F. Torrisi, T. Hasan, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, “Tunable Q-switched fiber laser based on saturable edge-state absorption in few-layer molybdenum disulfide (MoS₂),” Opt. Express 22(25), 31113–31122 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Sotor, G. Sobon, K. Grodecki, and K. M. Abramski, “Mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser based on evanescent field interaction with Sb2Te3 topological insulator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 104(25), 251112 (2014).
[Crossref]

T. Jiang, G. Qin, W. Qin, and J. Zhou, “Passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser based on gold nanorods,” Optik (Stuttg.) 125(19), 5789–5793 (2014).
[Crossref]

Z. Kang, Q. Li, X. J. Gao, L. Zhang, Z. X. Jia, Y. Feng, G. Qin, and W. P. Qin, “Gold nanorod saturable absorber for passive mode-locking at 1 μm wavelength,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(3), 035102 (2014).
[Crossref]

X.-D. Wang, Z.-C. Luo, H. Liu, M. Liu, A.-P. Luo, and W.-C. Xu, “Microfiber-based gold nanorods as saturable absorber for femtosecond pulse generation in a fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 105(16), 161107 (2014).
[Crossref]

S. Wang, H. Yu, H. Zhang, A. Wang, M. Zhao, Y. Chen, L. Mei, and J. Wang, “Broadband few-layer MoS2 saturable absorbers,” Adv. Mater. 26(21), 3538–3544 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Du, Q. Wang, G. Jiang, C. Xu, C. Zhao, Y. Xiang, Y. Chen, S. Wen, and H. Zhang, “Ytterbium-doped fiber laser passively mode locked by few-layer Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) saturable absorber functioned with evanescent field interaction,” Sci. Rep. 4, 6346 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Z. Luo, Y. Huang, M. Zhong, Y. Li, J. Wu, B. Xu, H. Xu, Z. Cai, J. Peng, and J. Weng, “1-, 1.5-, and 2-μm fiber lasers Q-switched by a broadband few-layer MoS2 saturable absorber,” J. Lightwave Technol. 32(24), 4679–4686 (2014).
[Crossref]

Y. Chen, C. Zhao, S. Chen, J. Du, P. Tang, G. Jiang, H. Zhang, S. Wen, and D. Tang, “Large energy, wavelength widely tunable, topological insulator Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 0900508 (2014).

M. Wu, Y. Chen, H. Zhang, and S. Wen, “Nanosecond Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser with wide pulse-repetition-rate range based on topological insulator,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 50(6), 393–396 (2014).
[Crossref]

L. Sun, Z. Lin, J. Peng, J. Weng, Y. Huang, and Z. Luo, “Preparation of few-layer bismuth selenide by liquid-phase-exfoliation and its optical absorption properties,” Sci. Rep. 4, 4794 (2014).
[PubMed]

J. Sotor, G. Sobon, W. Macherzynski, and K. M. Abramski, “Harmonically mode-locked Er-doped fiber laser based on a Sb2Te3 topological insulator saturable absorber,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(5), 055102 (2014).
[Crossref]

Z. Luo, C. Liu, Y. Huang, D. Wu, J. Wu, H. Xu, Z. Cai, Z. Lin, L. Sun, and J. Weng, “Topological-insulator passively Q-switched double-clad fiber laser at 2 μm wavelength,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 0902708 (2014).

2013 (8)

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, C. Zhao, B. Wang, S. Wen, H. Zhang, and J. Wang, “Topological insulator as an optical modulator for pulsed solid-state lasers,” Laser Photonics Rev. 7(6), L77–L83 (2013).
[Crossref]

P. Tang, X. Zhang, C. Zhao, Y. Wang, H. Zhang, D. Shen, S. Wen, D. Tang, and D. Fan, “Topological insulator: Bi2Te3 saturable absorber for the passive Q-switching operation of an in-band pumped 1645-nm Er:YAG ceramic laser,” IEEE Photonics J. 5(2), 1500707 (2013).
[Crossref]

Y. Chen, C. Zhao, H. Huang, S. Chen, P. Tang, Z. Wang, S. Lu, H. Zhang, S. Wen, and D. Tang, “Self-assembled topological insulator: Bi2Se3 membrane as a passive Q-switcher in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” J. Lightwave Technol. 31(17), 2857–2863 (2013).
[Crossref]

Z. Kang, X. Guo, Z. Jia, Y. Xu, L. Liu, D. Zhao, G. Qin, and W. Qin, “Gold nanorods as saturable absorbers for all-fiber passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Mater. Express 3(11), 1986–1991 (2013).
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Z. Kang, Y. Xu, L. Zhang, Z. Jia, L. Liu, D. Zhao, Y. Feng, G. Qin, and W. Qin, “Passively mode-locking induced by gold nanorods in erbium-doped fiber lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 103(4), 041105 (2013).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1 (a) TEM image of the proposed GNRs/PVA composite film and (b) Optical absorption spectrum of the proposed GNRs/PVA composite film together with that of a PVA film.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 (a) Cross section and side-view schematics of the proposed GNRs/PVA-deposited side-polished fiber and (b) a real photograph.
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Fig. 3 Measured nonlinear transmission of the GNRs/PVA saturable absorber for the (a) TE- and (b) TM-mode input beams.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 (a) Schematic of the laser used in the experiment. (b) Measured transmission spectrum of the FBG used.
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Fig. 5 Oscilloscope trace of the Q-switched output pulses at various pump powers. (b) Close-up view of an output pulse at a pump power of ~229 mW.
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Fig. 6 Measured (a) optical spectrum and (b) electrical spectrum of the output pulses at a pump power of ~229 mW.
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Fig. 7 Measured (a) pulse width and repetition rate. Measured (b) average output power and single-pulse energy as a function of a pump power.
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Fig. 8 Measured (a) pulse width, repetition rate and (b) single- pulse energy as a function of cavity length at a fixed pump power of ~229 mW.

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Table 1 Output performance comparison of the proposed fiber laser against those with other nanomaterials

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