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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1444–1446

Quantum-dot-based saturable absorber for femtosecond mode-locked operation of a solid-state laser

A. McWilliam, A. A. Lagatsky, C. T.A. Brown, W. Sibbett, A. E. Zhukov, V. M. Ustinov, A. P. Vasil’ev, and E. U. Rafailov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. 1444-1446 (2006)

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A quantum-dot-based saturable absorber has been demonstrated to initiate the generation of femtosecond pulses from a passively mode-locked solid-state laser. Control and tuning of the pulse duration from 58 ps to 158 fs was achieved. The 158 fs transform-limited pulses at 1280 nm are the shortest pulses that were produced from the Cr:forsterite laser passively mode locked by an In As In Ga As quantum-dot semiconductor saturable absorber mirror.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 12, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 2006

A. McWilliam, A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, W. Sibbett, A. E. Zhukov, V. M. Ustinov, A. P. Vasil'ev, and E. U. Rafailov, "Quantum-dot-based saturable absorber for femtosecond mode-locked operation of a solid-state laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 1444-1446 (2006)

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