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Q-switched output in vertical external cavity surface emitting lasers
Author(s): Weiming Yu; Yanrong Song; Jianghai Hu; Yonggang Wang; Xiaodong Bai; Zhigang Zhang
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Paper Abstract

We present an optically pumped vertical external cavity surface emitting laser using the semiconductor gain chip composed of quantum wells. With a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM), we obtained a Q-switched-like pulse output. The output power reached more than 3 mW at a center wavelength of 1007nm whose repetition frequency was 100 kHz and time bandwidth was 500ns. We discussed the possible reasons that the output power was lower compared with the CW operation. We also investigated the relationship between the intra-cavity intensity and the output pulse width. By designing the gain chip more carefully and increasing the pump power, it should be possible to obtain entirely mode-locking operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6344, Advanced Laser Technologies 2005, 63441Z (10 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.693643
Show Author Affiliations
Weiming Yu, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
Yanrong Song, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
Jianghai Hu, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
Yonggang Wang, Univ. of Tianjin (China)
Xiaodong Bai, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
Zhigang Zhang, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
Univ. of Tianjin (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6344:
Advanced Laser Technologies 2005
Ivan A. Shcherbakov; Kexin Xu; Qingyue Wang; Alexander V. Priezzhev; Vladimir I. Pustovoy, Editor(s)

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