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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1490–1492

Theory of passive mode locking of solid-state lasers using metal nanocomposites as slow saturable absorbers

Kwang-Hyon Kim, Uwe Griebner, and Joachim Herrmann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 9, pp. 1490-1492 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001490


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Abstract

Mode locking of solid-state lasers using metal nanocomposites as slow saturable absorbers (SAs) is studied theoretically. The derived equation for the transient nonlinear response of metal nanocomposites is based on the semiclassical two-temperature model. The model is confirmed experimentally by pump-probe measurements on Au nanoparticles (NPs). The theory was applied to study passive mode locking of a solid-state laser containing Au NPs as SA in the green spectral range. Pulse durations as short as 100 fs are predicted, and design criteria of metal NP SAs are derived.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2012
Published: April 27, 2012

Citation
Kwang-Hyon Kim, Uwe Griebner, and Joachim Herrmann, "Theory of passive mode locking of solid-state lasers using metal nanocomposites as slow saturable absorbers," Opt. Lett. 37, 1490-1492 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-9-1490

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