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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    Abstract

    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
    Volume94
    Issue number25
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2009

    Keywords

    • 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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    Wilcox, K. G., Butkus, M., Farrer, I., Ritchie, D. A., Tropper, A., & Rafailov, E. U. (2009). Subpicosecond quantum dot saturable absorber mode-locked semiconductor disk laser. Applied Physics Letters, 94(25), -. [251105]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3158960
    Wilcox, Keith G. ; Butkus, M. ; Farrer, Ian ; Ritchie, David A. ; Tropper, Anne ; Rafailov, Edik U. / Subpicosecond quantum dot saturable absorber mode-locked semiconductor disk laser. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2009 ; Vol. 94, No. 25. pp. -.
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    Wilcox, KG, Butkus, M, Farrer, I, Ritchie, DA, Tropper, A & Rafailov, EU 2009, 'Subpicosecond quantum dot saturable absorber mode-locked semiconductor disk laser', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 94, no. 25, 251105, pp. -. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3158960

    Subpicosecond quantum dot saturable absorber mode-locked semiconductor disk laser. / Wilcox, Keith G.; Butkus, M.; Farrer, Ian; Ritchie, David A.; Tropper, Anne; Rafailov, Edik U.

    In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 94, No. 25, 251105, 22.06.2009, p. -.

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