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Compact and efficient mode-locked lasers based on QD-SESAMs
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Paper Abstract

The development of femtosecond lasers has continued rapidly over the past decade from laboratory systems to an impressive range of commercial devices. Novel materials, notably quantum-dot semiconductor structures, have enhanced the characteristics of such lasers and opened up new possibilities in ultrafast science and technology. In our most recent work, it has been demonstrated that quantum-dot structures can be designed to provide an efficient means for the generation and amplification of ultrashort optical pulses at high repetition rates. The work also confirms that quantum dot based semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors exhibit a degree of flexibility which allows control and tuning of the ultrashort pulse laser systems. Further developments in ultrashort-pulse solid-state, fibre and semiconductor external cavity lasers, by means of both active and passive semiconductor quantum dot components are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6998, Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers III, 69980B (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.786378
Show Author Affiliations
E. U. Rafailov, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)
A. A. Lagatsky, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
S. A. Zolotovskaya, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)
W. Sibbett, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6998:
Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers III
Jonathan A. Terry; Thomas Graf; Helena Jelínková, Editor(s)

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