Semiconductor Quantum-Dot Saturable Absorber Mirrors for Mode-Locking Solid-State Lasers

Valdas Pasiskevicius, Niels Meiser, Mantas Butkus, Bojan Resan, Kurt J. Weingarten, Richard A. Hogg, Ziyang Zhang

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Abstract

The main aim of this chapter is to give an account of the recent achievements in the development of semiconductor quantum dot saturable absorber mirrors (QD-SAMs) for picosecond and subpicosecond pulse generation in bulk solid-state lasers. This work benefited immensely from previous development of methods for self-assembled growth of uniform, controlled-size, and high-density InAs QD layers on GaAs substrates and the technologies, primarily destined for diode lasers [1].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Physics and Engineering of Compact Quantum Dot-based Lasers for Biophotonics
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherWiley
Pages121-170
Number of pages50
ISBN (Electronic)9783527665600
ISBN (Print)9783527665587, 9783527411849
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2014

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Keywords

  • Cr:forsterite laser
  • Mode-locked ultra-short pulse trains
  • Molecular beam epitaxy
  • Pulse repetition rates
  • Quantum dots saturable absorbers
  • Semiconductor
  • Solid-state lasers

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Pasiskevicius, V., Meiser, N., Butkus, M., Resan, B., Weingarten, K. J., Hogg, R. A., & Zhang, Z. (2014). Semiconductor Quantum-Dot Saturable Absorber Mirrors for Mode-Locking Solid-State Lasers. In The Physics and Engineering of Compact Quantum Dot-based Lasers for Biophotonics (pp. 121-170). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9783527665587.ch4