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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1465–1467

Broadband semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror for a self-starting mode-locked Cr:forsterite laser

Zhigang Zhang, Kenji Torizuka, Taro Itatani, Katsuyuki Kobayashi, Takeyoshi Sugaya, Tadashi Nakagawa, and Hiroshi Takahashi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 18, pp. 1465-1467 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001465


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Abstract

We report a low-loss broadband semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror (SESAM) that uses gold film as the reflector. A semiconductor– SiO2 double-layer stack enhances the reflectivity of the gold film. This low-loss SESAM was used in a mode-locked Cr:forsterite laser to produce self-starting 20-fs-scale laser pulses at 1.3 µm . The structure can be applied to SESAM’s for other wavelengths.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

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Zhigang Zhang, Kenji Torizuka, Taro Itatani, Katsuyuki Kobayashi, Takeyoshi Sugaya, Tadashi Nakagawa, and Hiroshi Takahashi, "Broadband semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror for a self-starting mode-locked Cr:forsterite laser," Opt. Lett. 23, 1465-1467 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-18-1465


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