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Compact ultrafast lasers based on quantum-dot structures
Author(s): E. U. Rafailov; M. A. Cataluna; K. Wilcox; S. A. Zolotovskaya
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Paper Abstract

Novel materials, notably quantum-dot (QD) semiconductor structures offer the unique possibility of combining exploitable spectral broadening of both gain and absorption with ultrafast carrier dynamic properties. Thanks to these characteristics QD-based devices have enhanced the properties of ultrashort pulse lasers and opened up new possibilities in ultrafast science and technology. In this paper we will review recent results, which demonstrate that quantum-dot structures can be designed to provide compact and efficient ultrashort pulse laser sources with extremely high and low repetition rates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 January 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7222, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices VI, 72220I (26 January 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.813578
Show Author Affiliations
E. U. Rafailov, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)
M. A. Cataluna, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)
K. Wilcox, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)
S. A. Zolotovskaya, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7222:
Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices VI
Manijeh Razeghi; Rengarajan Sudharsanan; Gail J. Brown, Editor(s)

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