4.35 kW peak power femtosecond pulse mode-locked VECSEL for supercontinuum generation

Keith G. Wilcox, Anne C. Tropper, Harvey E. Beere, David A. Ritchie, Bernardette Kunert, Bernd Heinen, Wolfgang Stolz

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    Abstract

    We report a passively mode-locked vertical external cavity surface emitting laser (VECSEL) producing 400 fs pulses with 4.35 kW peak power. The average output power was 3.3 W and the VECSEL had a repetition rate of 1.67 GHz at a center wavelength of 1013 nm. A near-antiresonant, substrate-removed, 10 quantum well (QW) gain structure designed to enable femtosecond pulse operation is used. A SESAM which uses fast carrier recombination at the semiconductor surface and the optical Stark effect enables passive mode-locking. When 1 W of the VECSEL output is launched into a 2 m long photonic crystal fiber (PCF) with a 2.2 mu m core, a supercontinuum spanning 175 nm, with average power 0.5 W is produced. (C)2013 Optical Society of America

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1599-1605
    Number of pages7
    JournalOptics Express
    Volume21
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2013

    Keywords

    • FS PULSES
    • COMB
    • SURFACE-EMITTING LASER
    • SEMICONDUCTOR-LASER
    • OUTPUT POWER

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    Wilcox, K. G., Tropper, A. C., Beere, H. E., Ritchie, D. A., Kunert, B., Heinen, B., & Stolz, W. (2013). 4.35 kW peak power femtosecond pulse mode-locked VECSEL for supercontinuum generation. Optics Express, 21(2), 1599-1605. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.001599
    Wilcox, Keith G. ; Tropper, Anne C. ; Beere, Harvey E. ; Ritchie, David A. ; Kunert, Bernardette ; Heinen, Bernd ; Stolz, Wolfgang. / 4.35 kW peak power femtosecond pulse mode-locked VECSEL for supercontinuum generation. In: Optics Express. 2013 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 1599-1605.
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    4.35 kW peak power femtosecond pulse mode-locked VECSEL for supercontinuum generation. / Wilcox, Keith G.; Tropper, Anne C.; Beere, Harvey E.; Ritchie, David A.; Kunert, Bernardette; Heinen, Bernd; Stolz, Wolfgang.

    In: Optics Express, Vol. 21, No. 2, 28.01.2013, p. 1599-1605.

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