A molecular-beam-epitaxy-grown semiconductor saturable absorber mirror with integrated dispersion compensation, based on a Gires–Tournois structure, is demonstrated. This dispersion-compensating saturable absorber mirror generated 160-fs pulses with 25-mW average power from a simple diode-pumped Cr:LiSrAlF6 laser without any additional dispersion compensation.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 15, 1995
Published: April 1, 1996
D. Kopf, G. Zhang, R. Fluck, M. Moser, and U. Keller, "All-in-one dispersion-compensating saturable absorber mirror for compact femtosecond laser sources," Opt. Lett. 21, 486-488 (1996)