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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 15 — Jul. 16, 2012
  • pp: 16174–16179

Theory of passive mode-locking of semiconductor disk lasers in the blue spectral range by metal nanocomposites

Kwang-Hyon Kim, Uwe Griebner, and Joachim Herrmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 15, pp. 16174-16179 (2012)

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We theoretically study femtosecond pulse generation by passive mode-locking of semiconductor disk lasers operating in the blue spectral range using metal nanocomposites as slow saturable absorbers. By using the relation for the nonlinear dielectric response of a layer of silica glass doped with spherical silver nanoparticles and the master equation for mode-locking, we investigate the dynamics of pulse formation and the achievable pulse parameters and predict the generation of pulses as short as 50 fs at 420 nm in such lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: March 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2012
Published: July 2, 2012

Kwang-Hyon Kim, Uwe Griebner, and Joachim Herrmann, "Theory of passive mode-locking of semiconductor disk lasers in the blue spectral range by metal nanocomposites," Opt. Express 20, 16174-16179 (2012)

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