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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2014
  • pp: 18093–18100

Mode-locked semiconductor laser system with intracavity spatial light modulator for linear and nonlinear dispersion management

Jan C. Balzer, Benjamin Döpke, Carsten Brenner, Andreas Klehr, Götz Erbert, Günther Tränkle, and Martin R. Hofmann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 18093-18100 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.018093


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Abstract

We analyze the influence of second and third order intracavity dispersion on a passively mode-locked diode laser by introducing a spatial light modulator (SLM) into the external cavity. The dispersion is optimized for chirped pulses with highest possible spectral bandwidth that can be externally compressed to the sub picosecond range. We demonstrate that the highest spectral bandwidth is achieved for a combination of second and third order dispersion. With subsequent external compression pulses with a duration of 437 fs are generated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 2, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2014
Published: July 18, 2014

Citation
Jan C. Balzer, Benjamin Döpke, Carsten Brenner, Andreas Klehr, Götz Erbert, Günther Tränkle, and Martin R. Hofmann, "Mode-locked semiconductor laser system with intracavity spatial light modulator for linear and nonlinear dispersion management," Opt. Express 22, 18093-18100 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-15-18093


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