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Compact and efficient femtosecond lasers
Author(s): Tom Brown; Alexander Lagatsky; C. G. Leburn; Alan McWilliam; Abdul Sarmani; Maria Ana Cataluna; Ben Agate; Kishan Dholakia; David Stevenson; Wilson Sibbett; Yewjun Chai; Pisu Jiang; Kim Tan; Richard Penty; Ian White; Edik Rafailov; N. V. Kuleshov
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Paper Abstract

The development of femtosecond (fs) lasers has continued rapidly since the demonstration of fs Ti:Sapphire systems in 1989. Recent research has yielded lasers which offer greatly enhanced performance in all areas. In this document we describe the development of femtosecond lasers with electrical to optical efficiency > 14%, pulse repetition frequencies > 4GHz and compact and stable cavities. We further outline the use of such lasers for the generation of high power visible femtosecond pulses and their application within systems environments for ultrahigh speed data communications, ultrafast optical switching and optical analogue to digital conversion. We also describe progress in the development of femtosecond lasers based on both active and passive semiconductor quantum dot components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6190, Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers II, 61900S (17 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668259
Show Author Affiliations
Tom Brown, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Alexander Lagatsky, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
C. G. Leburn, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Alan McWilliam, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Abdul Sarmani, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Maria Ana Cataluna, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Ben Agate, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Kishan Dholakia, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
David Stevenson, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Wilson Sibbett, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Yewjun Chai, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
Pisu Jiang, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
Kim Tan, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
Richard Penty, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ian White, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
Edik Rafailov, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)
N. V. Kuleshov, Research Institute for Optical Materials and Technologies (Belarus)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6190:
Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers II
Alphan Sennaroglu, Editor(s)

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