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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001444


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Abstract

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.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-10-1444

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