Progress on compact ultrafast quantum dot based lasers

E. U. Rafailov, M. A. Cataluna

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    Abstract

    In this paper we review the recent progress on the development of novel quantum-dot structures and laser devices. The investigation of novel regimes of ultrashort pulse generation in quantum-dot edge-emitting lasers will be presented. We illustrate how new functionalities have been opened up, such as dual-wavelength mode-locking and enhanced tunability, through the exploitation of the excited-state transitions in the quantum dots as an additional degree of freedom in these ultrafast lasers. Progress on novel design rules for quantum-dot based vertical external cavity lasers and SESAMs are also considered.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNovel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers IX
    EditorsAlexey A. Belyanin, Peter M. Smowton
    Place of PublicationBellingham
    PublisherSPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9780819480125
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventSPIE Photonics West 2010: Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers IX - Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 25 Jan 201028 Jan 2010
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    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE
    PublisherSPIE
    Volume7616

    Conference

    ConferenceSPIE Photonics West 2010: Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers IX
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco
    Period25/01/1028/01/10
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    Keywords

    • Ultrafast lasers
    • quantum dots
    • saturable absorber
    • mode locking
    • ultrafast carrier dynamics
    • VECSEL
    • SESAM
    • EMITTING SEMICONDUCTOR-LASERS
    • DISK LASER
    • MODE
    • POWER

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