High peak power femtosecond pulse VECSELs for terahertz time domain spectroscopy

Keith G. Wilcox, Aaron Chung, Adrian H. Quarterman, Zakaria Mihoubi, Ian Farrer, Harvey E. Beere, David A. Ritchie, Vasileios Apostolopoulos, Anne C. Tropper

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Abstract

We report on a high peak power femtosecond modelocked VECSEL and its application as a drive laser for an all semiconductor terahertz time domain spectrometer. The VECSEL produced near-transform-limited 335 fs sech2 pulses at a fundamental repetition rate of 1 GHz, a centre wavelength of 999 nm and an average output power of 120 mW. We report on the effect that this high peak power and short pulse duration has on our generated THz signal.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers, VECSELs
EditorsUrsula Keller
PublisherSPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780819484567
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2011
EventVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers, VECSELs - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 24 Jan 201125 Jan 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7919
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers, VECSELs
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period24/01/1125/01/11

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Femtosecond Pulses
Ultrashort pulses
Spectrometers
Spectroscopy
Time Domain
Mathematical transformations
Semiconductor materials
Wavelength
Short Pulse
Femtosecond
Lasers
pulses
Spectrometer
spectroscopy
Semiconductors
repetition
pulse duration
spectrometers
Transform
Laser

Keywords

  • Modelocked
  • Semiconductor disk laser
  • Terahertz
  • THz-TDS
  • VECSEL

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Wilcox, K. G., Chung, A., Quarterman, A. H., Mihoubi, Z., Farrer, I., Beere, H. E., ... Tropper, A. C. (2011). High peak power femtosecond pulse VECSELs for terahertz time domain spectroscopy. In U. Keller (Ed.), Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers, VECSELs [791912] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7919). SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.874710
Wilcox, Keith G. ; Chung, Aaron ; Quarterman, Adrian H. ; Mihoubi, Zakaria ; Farrer, Ian ; Beere, Harvey E. ; Ritchie, David A. ; Apostolopoulos, Vasileios ; Tropper, Anne C. / High peak power femtosecond pulse VECSELs for terahertz time domain spectroscopy. Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers, VECSELs. editor / Ursula Keller. SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering, 2011. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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Wilcox, KG, Chung, A, Quarterman, AH, Mihoubi, Z, Farrer, I, Beere, HE, Ritchie, DA, Apostolopoulos, V & Tropper, AC 2011, High peak power femtosecond pulse VECSELs for terahertz time domain spectroscopy. in U Keller (ed.), Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers, VECSELs., 791912, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 7919, SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers, VECSELs, San Francisco, CA, United States, 24/01/11. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.874710

High peak power femtosecond pulse VECSELs for terahertz time domain spectroscopy. / Wilcox, Keith G.; Chung, Aaron; Quarterman, Adrian H.; Mihoubi, Zakaria; Farrer, Ian; Beere, Harvey E.; Ritchie, David A.; Apostolopoulos, Vasileios; Tropper, Anne C.

Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers, VECSELs. ed. / Ursula Keller. SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering, 2011. 791912 (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7919).

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