Ultrafast optical Stark mode-locked semiconductor laser

Keith G. Wilcox, Zakaria Mihoubi, G. J. Daniell, Stephen Elsmere, Adrian Quarterman, Ian Farrer, David A. Ritchie, Anne Tropper

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    We report on 260 fs transform-limited pulses generated directly by an optical Stark passively mode-locked semiconductor disk laser at a 1 GHz repetition rate. A surface recombination semiconductor saturable absorber mirror and a step-index gain structure are used. Numerical propagation modeling of the optical Stark effect confirms that this mechanism is able to form the pulses that we observe. (C) 2008 Optical Society of America

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2797-2799
    Number of pages3
    JournalOptics Letters
    Issue number23
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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