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

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    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
    Number of pages50
    ISBN (Electronic)9783527665600
    ISBN (Print)9783527665587, 9783527411849
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2014


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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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