Compact and efficient mode-locked lasers based on QD-SESAMs

E. U. Rafailov, A. A. Lagatsky, S. A. Zolotovskaya, W. Sibbett

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    Abstract

    The development of femtosecond lasers has continued rapidly over the past decade from laboratory systems to an impressive range of commercial devices. Novel materials, notably quantum-dot semiconductor structures, have enhanced the characteristics of such lasers and opened Lip new possibilities in ultrafast science and technology. In Our most recent work, it has been demonstrated that quantum-dot structures can be designed to provide an efficient means for the generation and amplification of ultrashort optical pulses at high repetition rates. The work also confirms that quantum dot based semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors exhibit a degree of flexibility which allows control and tuning of the ultrashort pulse laser systems. Further developments in ultrashort-pulse solid-state, fibre and semiconductor external cavity lasers, by means of both active and passive semiconductor quantum dot components are also presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSolid State Lasers and Amplifiers III
    EditorsJonathan A. Terry, Thomas Graf, Helena Jelínková
    Place of PublicationBellingham
    PublisherSPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering
    ISBN (Print)9780819471963
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventSPIE Photonics Europe 2008: Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers III - Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Strasbourg, France
    Duration: 8 Apr 200810 Apr 2008
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    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE
    PublisherSPIE
    Volume6998

    Conference

    ConferenceSPIE Photonics Europe 2008: Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers III
    CountryFrance
    CityStrasbourg
    Period8/04/0810/04/08
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    Keywords

    • laser
    • mode-lock laser
    • femtosecond pulse
    • ultrafast
    • quantum-dot
    • saturable absorber
    • EMITTING SEMICONDUCTOR-LASERS
    • ULTRAFAST CARRIER DYNAMICS
    • DOT SATURABLE ABSORBER
    • SOLID-STATE LASERS
    • QUANTUM DOTS
    • FIBER LASER
    • NANOCRYSTALS
    • RELAXATION
    • LOCKING
    • INTEGRATION

    Cite this

    Rafailov, E. U., Lagatsky, A. A., Zolotovskaya, S. A., & Sibbett, W. (2008). Compact and efficient mode-locked lasers based on QD-SESAMs. In J. A. Terry, T. Graf, & H. Jelínková (Eds.), Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers III [69980B] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 6998). SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.786378