We present passively mode-locked vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting semiconductor lasers in a 1:1 mode ratio configuration, achieving record repetition rates of 30-50 GHz, average output powers up to 177 mW, and pulse widths short as 2.1 ps.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
B. Rudin, D. J. Maas, D. Lorenser, A. Bellancourt, H. J. Unold, U. Keller, E. Gini, and D. Ebling, "High-Performance Mode-Locking with up to 50 GHz Repetition Rate from Integrable VECSELs," 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 CThM2.
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