Self-Mode-Locked Semiconductor Disk Lasers

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


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 publication2016 International Conference Laser Optics (LO)
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-9737-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-9738-4
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2016

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Name2016 International Conference Laser Optics (Lo)


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