High peak power femtosecond pulse passively mode-locked vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser

Keith G. Wilcox, Adrian H. Quarterman, Harvey Beere, David A. Ritchie, Anne C. Tropper

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    Abstract

    We report a passively mode-locked vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL) producing 335-fs near-transform-limited pulses at a repetition rate of 1 GHz with an average output power of 120 mW at a center wavelength of 999 nm. The VECSEL was optically pumped with a power of 1.85 W at a wavelength of 830 nm. The peak power of the output pulses was 315 W.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1021-1023
    Number of pages3
    JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
    Volume22
    Issue number14
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2010

    Keywords

    • VECSELS
    • PICOSECOND
    • AMPLIFICATION
    • semiconductor laser
    • Mode-locked
    • SEMICONDUCTOR-LASER
    • vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL)
    • optically pumped
    • DISK LASER

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