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Progress on compact ultrafast quantum dot based lasers
Author(s): E. U. Rafailov; M. A. Cataluna
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we review the recent progress on the development of novel quantum-dot structures and laser devices. The investigation of novel regimes of ultrashort pulse generation in quantum-dot edge-emitting lasers will be presented. We illustrate how new functionalities have been opened up, such as dual-wavelength mode-locking and enhanced tunability, through the exploitation of the excited-state transitions in the quantum dots as an additional degree of freedom in these ultrafast lasers. Progress on novel design rules for quantum-dot based vertical external cavity lasers and SESAMs are also considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7616, Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers IX, 76160C (12 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.843690
Show Author Affiliations
E. U. Rafailov, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)
M. A. Cataluna, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7616:
Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers IX
Alexey A. Belyanin; Peter M. Smowton, Editor(s)

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