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Stark-induced contribution to mode locking in cw solid state lasers with semiconductor saturable absorber
Author(s): Vladimir L. Kalashnikov; D. O. Krimer; Igor G. Poloyko; Victor P. Mikhailov
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Paper Abstract

It is shown that the fast saturable absorber effect due to the Stark shift of the excitonic resonance in the quantum- confined semiconductor can contribute to ultra-short pulse formation and stabilize the pulses with extremely short duration at the below band-gap excitation, i.e. in the presence of the Stokes mismatch between gain band center and excitonic line. This mechanisms is strong enough to provide self-starting over the full region of the cavity stability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3683, Laser Optics '98: Superstrong Laser Fields and Applications, (30 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334819
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir L. Kalashnikov, International Laser Ctr. (Belarus)
D. O. Krimer, International Laser Ctr. (Belarus)
Igor G. Poloyko, International Laser Ctr. (Belarus)
Victor P. Mikhailov, International Laser Ctr. (Belarus)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3683:
Laser Optics '98: Superstrong Laser Fields and Applications
Alexander A. Andreev, Editor(s)

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