We report the shortest pulses (290 fs) obtained directly from semiconductor lasers. These were achieved using a passively mode-locked semiconductor disk laser with a graded-gap barrier design in the gain section operating near 1036 nm.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
P. Klopp, F. Saas, U. Griebner, M. Zorn, and M. Weyers, "Passively Mode-Locked Semiconductor Disk Laser Generating Sub-300-fs Pulses," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CThF6.
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