4. Quantum Dot Saturable Absorbers

  1. Prof. Edik U. Rafailov1,
  2. Dr. Maria Ana Cataluna1 and
  3. Dr. Eugene A. Avrutin2

Published Online: 14 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527634484.ch4

Ultrafast Lasers Based on Quantum Dot Structures: Physics and Devices

Ultrafast Lasers Based on Quantum Dot Structures: Physics and Devices

How to Cite

Rafailov, E. U., Cataluna, M. A. and Avrutin, E. A. (2011) Quantum Dot Saturable Absorbers, in Ultrafast Lasers Based on Quantum Dot Structures: Physics and Devices, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527634484.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Dundee, Photonics and Nanoscience Gr., Dundee, UK

  2. 2

    University of York, Department of Electronics, York, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527409280

Online ISBN: 9783527634484

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Keywords:

  • saturable absorber;
  • slow absorber;
  • fast absorber;
  • saturation fluence;
  • waveguide absorber;
  • semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Foundations of Saturable Absorber Operation

  • The General Physical Principles of Saturable Absorption in Semiconductors

  • The Main Special Features of a Quantum Dot Saturable Absorber Operation