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Bismuth nanosheets as a Q-switcher for a mid-infrared erbium-doped SrF2 laser

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Abstract

Bismuth nanosheets (Bi-NSs) were successfully prepared and employed as saturable absorbers to generate a diode-pumped dual-wavelength Er3+:SrF2 laser in the mid-infrared region. Q-switched pulses with a maximum output power of 0.226 W were obtained at an absorbed pump power of 1.97 W. A repetition rate of 56.20 kHz and a minimum pulse duration of 980 ns were achieved. To the best of our knowledge, we present the first application of Bi-NSs in a mid-infrared all-solid-state laser. The results prove that Bi-NSs may be applied as an optical modulator in mid-infrared photonic devices or as a mode-locker and Q-switcher.

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DOI:10.1364/prj.6.000762

基金项目:National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)10.13039/501100001809 (61475089, 61435010, 61635012); Development Projects of Shandong Province Science and Technology (2017GGX30102); National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFB0701002); Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province (2016B050501005); Science and Technology Innovation Commission of Shenzhen (KQTD2015032416270385).

收稿日期:2018-04-06

录用日期:2018-05-03

网络出版日期:2018-05-26

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Jingjing Liu:Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Optics and Photonic Devices, School of Physics and Electronics, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, China
Hao Huang:SZU-NUS Collaborative Innovation Centre for Optoelectronic Science & Technology, and Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of the Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province, College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
Feng Zhang:SZU-NUS Collaborative Innovation Centre for Optoelectronic Science & Technology, and Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of the Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province, College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
Zhen Zhang:CAS Key Laboratory of Transparent and Opto-Functional Inorganic Materials, Synthetic Single Crystal Research Center, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201899, China
Jie Liu:Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Optics and Photonic Devices, School of Physics and Electronics, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, ChinaInstitute of Data Science and Technology, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, China
Han Zhang:SZU-NUS Collaborative Innovation Centre for Optoelectronic Science & Technology, and Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of the Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province, College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, Chinae-mail: hzhang@szu.edu.cn
Liangbi Su:CAS Key Laboratory of Transparent and Opto-Functional Inorganic Materials, Synthetic Single Crystal Research Center, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201899, ChinaState Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Shanghai 201899, Chinae-mail: suliangbi@mail.sic.ac.cn

联系人作者:Jie Liu(jieliu@sdnu.edu.cn)

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Jingjing Liu, Hao Huang, Feng Zhang, Zhen Zhang, Jie Liu, Han Zhang, and Liangbi Su, "Bismuth nanosheets as a Q-switcher for a mid-infrared erbium-doped SrF2 laser," Photonics Research 6(8), 762-767 (2018)

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