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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 13 — Jun. 22, 2009
  • pp: 10820–10834

Mode-locked InGaAs-AlGaAs disk laser generating sub-200-fs pulses, pulse picking and amplification by a tapered diode amplifier

Peter Klopp, Uwe Griebner, Martin Zorn, Andreas Klehr, Armin Liero, Markus Weyers, and Götz Erbert  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 10820-10834 (2009)

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Almost chirp-free pulses with a duration of 190 fs were achieved from a mode-locked semiconductor disk laser (SDL) emitting at ≈1045 nm. Pulse shaping was different from the soliton-like mode-locking process known from lasers using dielectric gain media; passive amplitude modulation provided by a fast saturable absorber was essential. The spectrum of the absorber had to be matched to the gain spectrum within a few nm. A tapered diode amplifier was demonstrated to be a device for both picking and amplifying SDL pulses. The pulse repetition rate of the SDL output was reduced from 3 GHz to 47 MHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2009
Published: June 12, 2009

Peter Klopp, Uwe Griebner, Martin Zorn, Andreas Klehr, Armin Liero, Markus Weyers, and Götz Erbert, "Mode-locked InGaAs-AlGaAs disk laser generating sub-200-fs pulses, pulse picking and amplification by a tapered diode amplifier," Opt. Express 17, 10820-10834 (2009)

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