Femtosecond synchronously in-well pumped vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser

Wei Zhang, Alison McDonald, Thorsten Ackemann, Erling Riis, Gail McConnell

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Abstract

We demonstrate the first synchronously in-well pumped vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL). Depending on the cavity mismatch, laser pulses with a duration from 1 ps to 7 ps at a repetition rate of 76 MHz were generated directly from the laser at 860 nm. The application of extra-cavity pulse compression further shortened the pulse to a duration of 210 fs providing a peak power of 226 W.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-192
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • semiconductor-laser
  • dye-laser
  • design
  • pulses

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