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Appl. Sci. 2015, 5(4), 1440-1456; doi:10.3390/app5041440

2D Saturable Absorbers for Fibre Lasers

Femtosecond Optics Group, Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2BW, UK
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Academic Editor: Totaro Imasaka
Received: 2 November 2015 / Revised: 11 November 2015 / Accepted: 23 November 2015 / Published: 30 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fibre Lasers: From Underlying Science and Technology to Applications)
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Abstract

Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials are an emergent and promising platform for future photonic and optoelectronic applications. Here, we review recent progress demonstrating the application of 2D nanomaterials as versatile, wideband saturable absorbers for Q-switching and mode-locking fibre lasers. We focus specifically on the family of few-layer transition metal dichalcogenides, including MoS2, MoSe2 and WS2. View Full-Text
Keywords: saturable absorbers; pulsed lasers; mode-locking; Q-switching; nanomaterials; nonlinear optical materials; graphene; MoS2; MoSe2; WS2 saturable absorbers; pulsed lasers; mode-locking; Q-switching; nanomaterials; nonlinear optical materials; graphene; MoS2; MoSe2; WS2
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Woodward, R.I.; Kelleher, E.J.R. 2D Saturable Absorbers for Fibre Lasers. Appl. Sci. 2015, 5, 1440-1456.

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