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Self-mode-locked vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser
Author(s): Arash Rahimi-Iman; Mahmoud Gaafar; Christoph Möller; Max Vaupel; Fan Zhang; Dalia Al-Nakdali; Ksenia A. Fedorova; Wolfgang Stolz; Edik U. Rafailov; Martin Koch
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Paper Abstract

Ultrashort laser pulses from vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VECSELs) have been receiving much attention in the semiconductor laser community since the first demonstration of sub-ps-pulsed devices more than a decade ago. Originally relying on semiconductor saturable-absorber mirrors for pulse formation, mode-locked operation has not only become accessible by using a variety of saturable absorbers, but also by using a saturable-absorber-free technique referred to as self-mode-locking (SML). Here, we highlight achievements in the field of SML-VECSELs with quantum-well and quantum-dot gain chips, and study the influence of a few VECSEL parameters on the assumed nonlinear lensing behavior in the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9734, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) VI, 97340M (10 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2216469
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Arash Rahimi-Iman, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Mahmoud Gaafar, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Christoph Möller, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Max Vaupel, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Fan Zhang, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Dalia Al-Nakdali, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Ksenia A. Fedorova, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Wolfgang Stolz, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
NAsP III/V GmbH (Germany)
Edik U. Rafailov, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Martin Koch, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9734:
Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) VI
Keith G. Wilcox, Editor(s)

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