6. Ultrashort Pulse Solid State Lasers Based on 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.ch6

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) Ultrashort Pulse Solid State Lasers Based on 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.ch6

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:

  • distributed Bragg reflector;
  • Kerr-lens mode-locking technique;
  • quantum dot absorbers;
  • semiconductor saturable absorber mirror;
  • solid-state laser;
  • vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Brief Historical Overview of Ultrashort-Pulse Generation

  • Macroscopic Parameters of Saturable Absorbers

  • QD SESAMs for Efficient Passive Mode Locking of Solid-State Lasers Emitted around 1 µm

  • QD SESAMs for Efficient Passive Mode Locking of Solid-State Lasers Emitted around 1.3 µm

  • QD SESAMs for the Passive Mode Locking of Fiber Lasers

  • Mode-Locked Semiconductor Disk Lasers Incorporating QD SESAMs

  • Optically Pumped Quantum Dot VECSELs