Coherent spectral broadening and compression of the output of a mode-locked VECSEL

E. A. Shaw, A. H. Quarterman, L. E. Hooper, P. J. Mosley, K. G. Wilcox (Lead / Corresponding author)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Abstract

    We report our recent advances on using coherent spectral broadening in normal dispersion photonic crystal fiber, followed by subsequent compression using a high efficiency transmission grating compressor to reduce the pulse duration of the pulse train generated by our mode-locked VECSELs from 400 fs, to close to 100 fs, where coherent supercontinuum generation becomes feasible. Using this approach we have, to date, generated pulses of duration 160 fs, and achieved average powers of > 0.5 W from the compressed output.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) V
    EditorsMircea Guina
    Place of PublicationBellingham
    PublisherSPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering
    ISBN (Print)9781628414394
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventSPIE Photonics West 2015: Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) V - Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 9 Feb 201510 Feb 2015
    http://spie.org/x112639.xml

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE
    PublisherSPIE
    Volume9349

    Conference

    ConferenceSPIE Photonics West 2015: Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) V
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco
    Period9/02/1510/02/15
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Femtosecond
    • Mode-locked
    • Non-linear broadening
    • Ultrafast
    • VECSEL

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Coherent spectral broadening and compression of the output of a mode-locked VECSEL'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this