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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2011
  • pp: 4377–4379

Subpicosecond pulse generation from a 1.56 μm mode-locked VECSEL

Zhuang Zhao, Sophie Bouchoule, Jinyan Song, Elisabeth Galopin, Jean-Christophe Harmand, Jean Decobert, Guy Aubin, and Jean-Louis Oudar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 22, pp. 4377-4379 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004377


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Abstract

Near-transform-limited subpicosecond pulses at 1.56 μm were generated from an optically pumped InP-based vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL) passively mode-locked at 2 GHz repetition rate with a fast InGaAsNSb/GaAs semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). The SESAM microcavity resonance was adjusted via a selective etching of phase layers specifically designed to control the magnitude of both the modulation depth and the intracavity group delay dispersion of the SESAM. Using the same VECSEL chip, we observed that the mode-locked pulse duration could be reduced from several picoseconds to less than 1 ps with a detuned resonant SESAM.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2011
Published: November 11, 2011

Citation
Zhuang Zhao, Sophie Bouchoule, Jinyan Song, Elisabeth Galopin, Jean-Christophe Harmand, Jean Decobert, Guy Aubin, and Jean-Louis Oudar, "Subpicosecond pulse generation from a 1.56  μm mode-locked VECSEL," Opt. Lett. 36, 4377-4379 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-22-4377

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