InP/InGaP quantum-dot SESAM mode-locked Alexandrite laser

Edik U. Rafailov, Andrey B. Krysa, Arkady Major, Shirin Ghanbari, Ksenia A. Fedorova, W. Andrew Clarkson (Editor), Ramesh K. Shori (Editor)

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A semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) passively mode-locked Alexandrite laser was demonstrated. Using an InP/InGaP quantum-dot saturable absorber mirror, pulse duration of 420 fs at 774 nm was obtained. The laser was pumped at 532 nm and generated 325 mW of average output power in mode-locked regime with a pump power of 7.12 W. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a passively mode-locked Alexandrite laser using SESAM in general and quantum-dot SESAM in particular.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Solid State Lasers XXVII: Technology and Devices
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2018
EventSolid State Lasers XXVII: Technology and Devices - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 27 Jan 20181 Feb 2018


ConferenceSolid State Lasers XXVII: Technology and Devices

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Funding: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the University of Manitoba


  • Infrared and far-infrared lasers; pulsed lasers; tunable lasers; mode-locked lasers; ultrafast lasers


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