Fast quantum-dot saturable absorber for passive mode-locking of solid-state lasers

E U Rafailov, S J White, A A Lagatsky, W Sibbett, D A Livshits, A E Zhukov, V M Ustinov, Alan Miller

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Abstract

We demonstrate stable mode-locking in a Yb : KYW laser by using a quantum-dot (QD) saturable absorber. A fast component in the absorption decay in this QD structure has been measured by pump-probe technique to be similar to1 ps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2439-2441
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume16
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004

Keywords

  • femtosecond pulse
  • mode-lock laser
  • quantum dot (QD)
  • saturable absorber
  • ultrafast recovery time
  • DYNAMICS

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