|Graphene mode locked, wavelength-tunable, dissipative soliton fiber laser|
|Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 111112 (2010); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3367743
Atomic layer graphene possesses wavelength-insensitive ultrafast saturable absorption, which can be exploited as a “full-band” mode locker. Taking advantage of the wide band saturable absorption of the graphene, we demonstrate experimentally that wide range (1570–1600 nm) continuous wavelength tunable dissipative solitons could be formed in an erbium doped fiber laser mode locked with few layer graphene.