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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 1 — Jan. 4, 2010
  • pp: 187–192

Femtosecond synchronously in-well pumped vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser

Wei Zhang, Alison McDonald, Thorsten Ackemann, Erling Riis, and Gail McConnell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 187-192 (2010)

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We demonstrate the first synchronously in-well pumped vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL). Depending on the cavity mismatch, laser pulses with a duration from 1 ps to 7 ps at a repetition rate of 76 MHz were generated directly from the laser at 860 nm. The application of extra-cavity pulse compression further shortened the pulse to a duration of 210 fs providing a peak power of 226 W.

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OCIS Codes
(040.4200) Detectors : Multiple quantum well
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 8, 2009
Published: December 22, 2009

Wei Zhang, Alison McDonald, Thorsten Ackemann, Erling Riis, and Gail McConnell, "Femtosecond synchronously in-well pumped vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser," Opt. Express 18, 187-192 (2010)

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