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Quantum-dot-based saturable absorber for femtosecond mode-locked operation of a solid-state laser

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A McWilliam, A A Lagatsky, Christian Thomas Alcuin Brown, Wilson Sibbett, A E Zhukov, V M Ustinov, A P Vasil'ev, E U Rafailov

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Abstract

A quantum-dot-based saturable absorber has been demonstrated to initiate the generation of femtosecond pulses from a passively mode-locked solid-state laser. Control and tuning of the pulse duration from 58 ps to 158 fs was achieved. The 158 fs transform-limited pulses at 1280 nm are the shortest pulses that were produced from the Cr:forsterite laser passively mode locked by an InAs/InGaAs quantum-dot semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. (c) 2006 Optical Society of America.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1444
Number of pages1444
JournalOptics Letters
Volume31
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2006

    Research areas

  • PULSE GENERATION, LOCKING

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