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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2289–2291

Mode-locked VECSEL emitting 5 ps pulses at 675 nm

Sanna Ranta, Antti Härkönen, Tomi Leinonen, Lasse Orsila, Jari Lyytikäinen, Günter Steinmeyer, and Mircea Guina  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 13, pp. 2289-2291 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002289


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Abstract

A picosecond GaInP/AlGaInP/GaAs vertical external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL) at 675 nm is reported. The laser is mode-locked with a GaInP/AlGaInP/GaAs saturable absorber mirror and emitted 5.1ps pulses at a 973 MHz repetition rate and an average power of 45 mW. To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of a passively mode-locked VECSEL emitting fundamental laser radiation at the visible part of the spectrum.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(140.7270) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2013
Published: June 26, 2013

Citation
Sanna Ranta, Antti Härkönen, Tomi Leinonen, Lasse Orsila, Jari Lyytikäinen, Günter Steinmeyer, and Mircea Guina, "Mode-locked VECSEL emitting 5 ps pulses at 675 nm," Opt. Lett. 38, 2289-2291 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-13-2289


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