[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 17, No. 3 (2010) 97-99]
© 2010 The Japan Society of Applied Physics

Widely Tunable Passively Mode-Locked Fiber Laser with Carbon Nanotube Films

Guanshi QIN, Takenobu SUZUKI, and Yasutake OHISHI*

Research Center for Advanced Photon Technology, Toyota Technological Institute, 2-12-1 Hisakata, Tempaku, Nagoya 468-8511, Japan

(Received October 24, 2009; Accepted February 16, 2010)

In this paper, we demonstrate a widely tunable passively mode-locked fiber laser covering the C or L band with carbon nanotube films. Our results show that the saturable absorber incorporating nanotubes (SAINT) has potential for constructing widely tunable passively mode-locked fiber laser.

Key words: tunable lasers, mode-locked lasers, fiber lasers, saturable absorber, carbon nanotube films

*E-mail address: ohishi@toyota-ti.ac.jp