Self-mode-locked semiconductor disk lasers

Arash Rahimi-Iman, Mahmoud Gaafar, Max Vaupel, Christoph Möller, Fan Zhang, Dalia Al-Nakdali, Ksenia A. Fedorova, Wolfgang Stolz, Edik U. Rafailov, Martin Koch

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In the last decade, vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VECSELs) have become promising sources of ultrashort laser pulses. While the mode-locked operation has been strongly relying on costly semiconductor saturable-Absorber mirrors for many years, new techniques have been found for pulse formation. Mode-locking VECSELs are nowadays not only achievable by using a variety of saturable absorbers, but also by using a saturable-Absorber-free technique referred to as self-mode-locking (SML), which is to be highlighted here.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings : 2016 International Conference Laser Optic
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-9735-3
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2016
Event2016 International Conference Laser Optics - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 27 Jun 20161 Jul 2016


Conference2016 International Conference Laser Optics
Abbreviated titleLO 2016
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg

Bibliographical note



  • mode-locking
  • semiconductor disk lasers
  • vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser

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