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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2797–2799

Ultrafast optical Stark mode-locked semiconductor laser

Keith G. Wilcox, Zakaria Mihoubi, G. J. Daniell, Stephen Elsmere, Adrian Quarterman, Ian Farrer, David A. Ritchie, and Anne Tropper  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 23, pp. 2797-2799 (2008)

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We report on 260 fs transform-limited pulses generated directly by an optical Stark passively mode-locked semiconductor disk laser at a 1 GHz repetition rate. A surface recombination semiconductor saturable absorber mirror and a step-index gain structure are used. Numerical propagation modeling of the optical Stark effect confirms that this mechanism is able to form the pulses that we observe.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.7270) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2008
Published: November 21, 2008

Keith G. Wilcox, Zakaria Mihoubi, G. J. Daniell, Stephen Elsmere, Adrian Quarterman, Ian Farrer, David A. Ritchie, and Anne Tropper, "Ultrafast optical Stark mode-locked semiconductor laser," Opt. Lett. 33, 2797-2799 (2008)

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