Abstract

We report a diode-pumped 2.78 μm Er3+-doped ZBLAN fiber laser passively Q switched by a graphene saturable absorber, which was directly deposited onto a fiber dichroic mirror by the method of optically driven deposition. Stable Q-switched operation with a pulse duration of 2.9 μs and a pulse energy of 1.67 μJ was achieved in a 10 m long gain fiber. The pulse duration was reduced to 1 μs when the gain fiber length was shortened to 2 m. This Letter demonstrates that graphene is a promising and reliable saturable absorber for mid-infrared pulse generation at 3 μm.

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