Low-loss 1.3um GaInNAs saturable bragg reflector for high-power picosecond neodymium lasers

H.D. Sun, G.J. Valentine, R. Macaluso, S. Calvez, D. Burns, M.D. Dawson, T. Jouhti, M. Pessa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

70 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A novel low-loss, single-step-growth 1.3-µm GaInNAs saturable Bragg reflector mode-locking element has been developed. Combined radial thickness and postgrowth annealing control have permitted a tuning range of 46 nm for passive mode locking to be demonstrated from one wafer. With this structure, stabilized mode locking was obtained from quasi-cw diode-pumped Nd:YLF and Nd:YALO lasers operating at 1314 and 1342 nm, respectively, with average on-time output powers of as much as 20 W and pulse durations as low as 22 ps.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2124-2126
Number of pages2
JournalOptics Letters
Volume27
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • lasers
  • laser optics
  • semiconductors
  • optics
  • photonics
  • quantum electronics
  • applied physics

Cite this

Sun, H. D., Valentine, G. J., Macaluso, R., Calvez, S., Burns, D., Dawson, M. D., Jouhti, T., & Pessa, M. (2002). Low-loss 1.3um GaInNAs saturable bragg reflector for high-power picosecond neodymium lasers. Optics Letters, 27(23), 2124-2126.