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


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.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
Additional Information: Invited paper Arash Rahimi-Iman; Mahmoud Gaafar; Christoph Möller; Max Vaupel; Fan Zhang; Dalia Al-Nakdali; Ksenia A. Fedorova; Wolfgang Stolz; Edik U. Rafailov and Martin Koch. "Self-mode-locked vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser", Proc. SPIE 9734, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) VI, 97340M (March 10, 2016). Copyright 2016. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. DOI: Funding: DFG (GRK 1782 and SFB 1083); EU FP7 program through FAST-DOT project (contract No. 224338); and the Yousef Jameel scholarship funds.
Event Title: Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers VI
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2016-02-15 - 2016-02-16
Uncontrolled Keywords: mode-locked lasers,self-mode-locking,Semiconductor disk lasers,vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Condensed Matter Physics,Computer Science Applications,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Applied Mathematics
ISBN: 978-1-6284-1969-6
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024 18:53
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2016 09:25
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2016-02-13
Accepted Date: 2016-01-01
Authors: Rahimi-Iman, Arash
Gaafar, Mahmoud
Möller, Christoph
Vaupel, Max
Zhang, Fan
Al-Nakdali, Dalia
Fedorova, Ksenia A. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-2765-9951)
Stolz, Wolfgang
Rafailov, Edik U. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-4152-0120)
Koch, Martin



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