Subpicosecond quantum dot saturable absorber mode-locked semiconductor disk laser

Keith G. Wilcox, M. Butkus, Ian Farrer, David A. Ritchie, Anne Tropper, Edik U. Rafailov

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    We report the generation of subpicosecond pulses from a passively mode locked, optically pumped quantum well semiconductor disk laser using a quantum dot semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). We obtained 870 fs pulses at a repetition rate of 895 MHz with average output power of 45 mW at 1027.5 nm. The mode locking operation was insensitive to SESAM temperature over the range of -10 to 85 degrees C, with the pulse duration variation thought to be dominated by the temperature dependence of the group delay dispersion.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number251105
    Pages (from-to)-
    Number of pages3
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Issue number25
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2009


    • gallium arsenide
    • high-speed optical techniques
    • III-V semiconductors
    • indium compounds
    • laser mirrors
    • laser mode locking
    • microdisc lasers
    • optical pumping
    • quantum well lasers
    • PULSES
    • POWER


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