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  • Received: Jan. 6, 2015

    Accepted: Feb. 1, 2015

    Posted: Feb. 1, 2015

    Published Online: Jan. 6, 2016

    The Author Email: R. I. (r.woodward12@imperial.ac.uk)

    DOI: 10.1364/prj.3.000a30

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    R. I., R. C., G. Hu, F. Torrisi, M. Zhang, T. Hasan, E. J.. Few-layer MoS2 saturable absorbers for short-pulse laser technology: current status and future perspectives [Invited][J]. Photonics Research, 2015, 3(2): 02000A30

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Photonics Research, Vol. 3, Issue 2, 02000A30 (2015)

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

R. I.1,*, R. C.2, G. Hu2, F. Torrisi2, M. Zhang1, T. Hasan2, and E. J.1

Author Affiliations

  • 1Femtosecond Optics Group, Department of Physics, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ, UK
  • 2Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0FA, UK

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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