Ultrashort laser pulses from vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VECSELs) have been receiving much attention in the semiconductor laser community since the first demonstration of sub-ps-pulsed devices more than a decade ago. Originally relying on semiconductor saturable-absorber mirrors for pulse formation, mode-locked operation has not only become accessible by using a variety of saturable absorbers, but also by using a saturable-absorber-free technique referred to as self-mode-locking (SML). Here, we highlight achievements in the field of SML-VECSELs with quantum-well and quantum-dot gain chips, and study the influence of a few VECSEL parameters on the assumed nonlinear lensing behavior in the system.
|Title of host publication||Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) VI|
|Editors||Keith G. Wilcox|
|Place of Publication||Bellingham, WA (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Feb 2016|
|Event||Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers VI - San Francisco, CA, United States|
Duration: 15 Feb 2016 → 16 Feb 2016
|Conference||Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers VI|
|Abbreviated title||VECSELs 2016|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Period||15/02/16 → 16/02/16|
Bibliographical noteInvited paper
Arash Rahimi-Iman; Mahmoud Gaafar; Christoph Möller; Max Vaupel; Fan Zhang; Dalia Al-Nakdali; Ksenia A. Fedorova; Wolfgang Stolz; Edik U. Rafailov and Martin Koch. "Self-mode-locked vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser", Proc. SPIE 9734, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) VI, 97340M (March 10, 2016).
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Funding: DFG (GRK 1782 and SFB 1083); EU FP7 program through
FAST-DOT project (contract No. 224338); and the Yousef Jameel scholarship funds.
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- vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser