Self-mode-locked quantum-dot vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser


We present the first self-mode-locked optically pumped quantum-dot semiconductor disk laser. Our mode-locked device emits sub-picosecond pulses at a wavelength of 1040 nm and features a record peak power of 460 W at a repetition rate of 1.5 GHz. In this work, we also investigate the temperature dependence of the pulse duration as well as the time-bandwidth product for stable mode locking. © 2014 Optical Society of America.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
Additional Information: © 2014 Optical Society of America This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law. Funding: DFG (GRK1782 and SFB 1083); EU FP7 program through the FAST-DOT project (contract no. 224338); and the Yousef Jameel scholarship funds.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Publication ISSN: 1539-4794
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2024 07:13
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2014 10:05
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2014-08-01
Published Online Date: 2014-07-31
Authors: Gaafar, Mahmoud
Al Nakdali, Dalia
Möller, Christoph
Fedorova, Ksenia A. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-2765-9951)
Wichmann, Matthias
Shakfa, Mohammad Khaled
Zhang, Fan
Rahimi-Iman, Arash
Rafailov, Edik U. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-4152-0120)
Koch, Martin



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