Ultrashort pulse generation with MXene Ti3C2Tx embedded in PVA and deposited onto D-shaped fiber

Jafry, A.A.A. and Muhammad, A.R. and Kasim, N. and Rosol, A.H.A. and Rusdi, M.F.M. and Ab Alim, N.N.N. and Harun, S.W. and Yupapin, P. (2021) Ultrashort pulse generation with MXene Ti3C2Tx embedded in PVA and deposited onto D-shaped fiber. Optics and Laser Technology, 136 .

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A two-dimensional ternary metal carbide or/and nitride known as MXene, own countless merits in terms of electronic and optical properties. Owning to its fast optical-switching capability, strong saturable absorption, good optical damage tolerant, and gapless materials, it attracts a bunch of research efforts in an ultrafast photonics application. Here, the development of MXene-based SA devices for ultrafast laser in an erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) cavity was demonstrated. Two MXene Ti3C2Tx-based SAs were prepared, which were a thin film of MXene (MXene-film) and MXene deposited onto D-shaped fiber (MXene-DS), both revealed good nonlinear transmittance properties. The selective etching was used to provide a high-quality MXene powder, and the solution-casting method produced liquid MXene, which was dried to form a thin-film structure, and the liquid MXene was deposited onto the D-shaped fiber structure. The MXene-film and MXene-DS own a modulation depth of 1.22 and 3, respectively. Later, both SA devices were incorporated into an EDFL cavity, and MXene-film initiated mode-locked (ML) at the low threshold pump of 44 mW, while MXene-DS produce ML at the pump power of 90 mW. The MXene-film generates a 3.64 ps ML with a pulse energy of 6.03 nJ, separately, MXene-DS initiates a 4.6 ps ML with a pulse energy of 7.69 nJ, highest ever reported among MXene-based SA. This demonstration provides a pathway toward high-energy mode-locking applications in the future. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd

Item Type:Article
Impact Factor:cited By 3
Uncontrolled Keywords:Carbides; Etching; Fiber lasers; Fibers; Optical properties; Titanium compounds; Ultrafast lasers, Electronic and optical properties; Erbium doped fiber laser; Nonlinear transmittance; Saturable absorption; Solution-casting method; Thin-film structure; Ultra-fast photonics; Ultrashort pulse generation, Thin films
ID Code:23922
Deposited By: Ms Sharifah Fahimah Saiyed Yeop
Deposited On:19 Aug 2021 13:23
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