Graphene Oxide Embedded In Polymer Film As Saturable Absorber For Q-switched Erbium-doped Fiber Laser

M. Yasin, N. A. Aziz, S. W. Harun

Abstract


Abstract – We demonstrate a Q-switched Erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) using a newly developed Graphene Oxide (GO) based saturable absorber (SA). The SA was fabricated by embedding a GO material, which was obtained through chemical oxidation of graphite into polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) film. A small piece of the film was sandwiched between two fiber ferrules via a fiber adapter and incorporated in an EDFL cavity for generating a stable Q-switching pulse train. The EDFL operates at 1560.5 nm with a pump power threshold of 16.88 mW while a pulse repetition rate was tunable from 32.45 to 81.7 kHz, and the smallest pulse-width of 5.67 μs. The Q-switching pulse shows no spectral modulation with a peak-to-pedestal ratio of 61.76 dB indicating the high stability of the laser. These results show that the GO has a great potential to be used for pulsed laser applications.

Key words: graphene oxide, passive saturable absorber, Q-switching, EDFL, GO

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.35895/jpsi.v1i1.109

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