Femtosecond operation of a solid-state laser passively mode locked by a quantum-dot saturable absorber has been demonstrated. Controllability of the pulse duration is demonstrated with pulses ranging from 58ps to 158fs around 1280nm.
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A. McWilliam, A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. Brown, W. Sibbet, A. E. Zhukov, V. M. Ustinov, A. P. Vasil'ev, and E. Rafailov, "Quantum-Dot-Based Saturable Absorber for Femtosecond Mode-Locked Operation of a Solid-State Laser," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMJJ1.