Reflection z-scan measurements of the non-linear lens in VECSEL gain structures

Ed A. Shaw, Adrian H. Quarterman, Andrew P. Turnbull, Theo Chen Sverre, C. R. Head, Anne C. Tropper, Keith G. Wilcox

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We present reflection z-scan measurements of a quantum well VECSEL gain structure under pumped and unpumped conditions. The implications for the design of mode-locked cavities will be discussed; both in relation to SESAM mode-locked lasers and the possibility of self-mode-locking.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) VI
EditorsKeith G. Wilcox
Place of PublicationSan Fransisco
PublisherSPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering
ISBN (Electronic)9781628419696
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2016
EventSPIE Photonics West 2016: Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) VI - The Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 15 Feb 201616 Feb 2016 (Link to Conference details)


ConferenceSPIE Photonics West 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Internet address


  • mode-locking
  • nonlinear optics
  • semiconductor lasers
  • Ultrafast laser
  • z-scan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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