Mode-locking build-up measurements: probing the mode-locking-mechanisms in vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers

Keith G. Wilcox, Adrian H. Quarterman, Stewart Carswell, Zakaria Mihoubi, Vasilis Apostolopoulos, Aaron Chung, Anne Tropper

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Abstract

The pulse evolution from onset to steady state in a mode-locked vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser producing femtosecond and picosecond pulses was studied. A 40-times reduction in pulse shortening rate from picosecond to femtosecond regime was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO/QELS
Subtitle of host publication2010 Laser Science to Photonic Applications
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528902
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010
EventLasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference: 2010 Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO/QELS 2010 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 16 May 201021 May 2010

Conference

ConferenceLasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference: 2010 Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO/QELS 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period16/05/1021/05/10

Keywords

  • Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
  • Laser mode locking
  • Surface emitting lasers
  • Optical pulses
  • Ultrafast optics
  • Pulse measurements
  • Optical filters
  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Steady-state
  • Stimulated emission

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