Few-layer MoS2 saturable absorbers for short-pulse laser technology: current status and future perspectives [Invited]

R. I. Woodward, R. C. T. Howe, G. Hu, F. Torrisi, M. Zhang, T. Hasan, E. J. R. Kelleher: Few-layer MoS2 saturable absorbers for short-pulse laser technology: current status and future perspectives [Invited]. In: Photonics Research, 3 (2), pp. A30–A42, 2015.

Abstract

Few-layer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is emerging as a promising quasi-two-dimensional material for photonics and optoelectronics, further extending the library of suitable layered nanomaterials with exceptional optical properties for use in saturable absorber devices that enable short- pulse generation in laser systems. In this work, we catalog and review the nonlinear optical properties of few-layer MoS2, summarize recent progress in processing and integration into saturable absorber devices, and comment on the current status and future perspectives of MoS2-based pulsed lasers.

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@article{Woodward_prj_2015,
title = {Few-layer MoS2 saturable absorbers for short-pulse laser technology: current status and future perspectives [Invited]},
author = { R. I. Woodward and R. C. T. Howe and G. Hu and F. Torrisi and M. Zhang and T. Hasan and E. J. R. Kelleher},
url = {http://www.riwoodward.com/publication_files/woodward_prj_2015_fewl.pdf},
doi = {10.1364/PRJ.3.000A30},
year  = {2015},
date = {2015-01-01},
journal = {Photonics Research},
volume = {3},
number = {2},
pages = {A30--A42},
abstract = {Few-layer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is emerging as a promising quasi-two-dimensional material for photonics and optoelectronics, further extending the library of suitable layered nanomaterials with exceptional optical properties for use in saturable absorber devices that enable short- pulse generation in laser systems. In this work, we catalog and review the nonlinear optical properties of few-layer MoS2, summarize recent progress in processing and integration into saturable absorber devices, and comment on the current status and future perspectives of MoS2-based pulsed lasers.},
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