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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 4623–4626

Self-mode-locked quantum-dot vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser

Mahmoud Gaafar, Dalia Al Nakdali, Christoph Möller, Ksenia A. Fedorova, Matthias Wichmann, Mohammad Khaled Shakfa, Fan Zhang, Arash Rahimi-Iman, Edik U. Rafailov, and Martin Koch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 15, pp. 4623-4626 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004623


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Abstract

We present the first self-mode-locked optically pumped quantum-dot semiconductor disk laser. Our mode-locked device emits sub-picosecond pulses at a wavelength of 1040 nm and features a record peak power of 460 W at a repetition rate of 1.5 GHz. In this work, we also investigate the temperature dependence of the pulse duration as well as the time-bandwidth product for stable mode locking.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(140.7270) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical emitting lasers
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 5, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 4, 2014
Published: July 31, 2014

Citation
Mahmoud Gaafar, Dalia Al Nakdali, Christoph Möller, Ksenia A. Fedorova, Matthias Wichmann, Mohammad Khaled Shakfa, Fan Zhang, Arash Rahimi-Iman, Edik U. Rafailov, and Martin Koch, "Self-mode-locked quantum-dot vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser," Opt. Lett. 39, 4623-4626 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-15-4623


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