Fast quantum-dot saturable absorber for passive mode-locking of solid-state lasers

E. U. Rafailov, S. J. White, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Miller, Wilson Sibbett, D. A. Livshits, A. E. Zhukov, V. M. Ustinov

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    Abstract

    We demonstrate stable mode-locking in a Yb : KYW laser by using a quantum-dot (QD) saturable absorber. A fast component in the absorption decay in this QD structure has been measured by pump-probe technique to be ~1 ps.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2439-2441
    Number of pages3
    JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
    Volume16
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004

    Keywords

    • High-speed optical techniques
    • Laser mode locking
    • Optical saturable absorption
    • Solid lasers
    • Ytterbium
    • Femtosecond pulse
    • Quantum dot (QD)
    • Saturable absorber
    • Ultrafast recovery time

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