1-μm and 1.3-μm femtosecond lasers mode-locked using quantum-dot-based saturable absorbers

A. A. Lagatsky, F. Bain, D. A. Livshits, A. E. Zhukov, V. M. Ustinov, C. T. A. Brown, E. U. Rafailov, W. Sibbett

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    Abstract

    We report on the generation of femtosecond pulses in the 1-µm and 1.3-µm spectral regions from Yb:KYW and Cr:forsterite lasers, respectively, where InAs/InGaAs quantum dot based saturable absorber mirrors (QD-SAMs) have been utilised. For the experimental observations reported here, cw Yb:KYW and Cr:forsterite lasers pumped by a tapered 980nm laser diode and a Nd:YVO4 laser at 1064nm, respectively, were constructed and evaluated. Highly asymmetric Z-fold laser cavities were configured for both laser systems. During continuous wave operation the Yb:KYW laser produced an output power of 2W (3.5W incident power) at 1047nm and 250mW of average power (6W incident power) was generated by Cr:forsterite laser at 1270nm.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2007 European Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
    PublisherIEEE
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Electronic)9781424409310
    ISBN (Print)9781424409303
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event2007 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference - International Congress Centre , Munich, Germany
    Duration: 17 Jun 200722 Jun 2007
    http://2007.cleoeurope.org/

    Conference

    Conference2007 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference
    Abbreviated titleCLEO/Europe -- IQEC 2007
    CountryGermany
    CityMunich
    Period17/06/0722/06/07
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    l-μm and 1.3-μm femtosecond lasers mode-locked using quantum-dot-based saturable absorbers

    Lagatsky, A. A., Bain, F., Livshits, D. A., Zhukov, A. E., Ustinov, V. M., Brown, C. T. A., Rafailov, E. U. & Sibbett, W., 2007.

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    2007 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference

    Edik U. Rafailov (Participant)

    17 Jun 200722 Jun 2007

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    Lagatsky, A. A., Bain, F., Livshits, D. A., Zhukov, A. E., Ustinov, V. M., Brown, C. T. A., Rafailov, E. U., & Sibbett, W. (2007). 1-μm and 1.3-μm femtosecond lasers mode-locked using quantum-dot-based saturable absorbers. In 2007 European Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference : Proceedings IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-IQEC.2007.4385872