Compact ultrafast lasers based on quantum-dot structures

Edik U. Rafailov, Maria Ana Cataluna, K. Wilcox, S. A. Zolotovskaya

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Novel materials, notably quantum-dot (QD) semiconductor structures offer the unique possibility of combining exploitable spectral broadening of both gain and absorption with ultrafast carrier dynamic properties. Thanks to these characteristics QD-based devices have enhanced the properties of ultrashort pulse lasers and opened up new possibilities in ultrafast science and technology. In this paper we will review recent results, which demonstrate that quantum-dot structures can be designed to provide compact and efficient ultrashort pulse laser sources with extremely high and low repetition rates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices VI
EditorsManijeh Razeghi, Rengarajan Sudharsanan, Gail J. Brown
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


  • Mode locking
  • Quantum dots
  • Saturable absorber
  • Ultrafast carrier dynamics
  • Ultrafast lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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