High Repetition Frequency Mode-locked Semiconductor Disk Laser

Yanrong Song, Peng Zhang, Jinrong Tian, Zhigang Zhang, Hark Hoe Tan, C. Jagadish

Abstract

A compact passively mode-locked semiconductor disk laser with a high repetition frequency of 3GHz is demonstrated. 4.9ps pulse duration and 30mW average output power are obtained with 1.4W of 808nm incident pump power. The gain chip consists of 16 compressively strained InGaAs symmetrical step quantum wells in the active region.

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Song Y., Zhang P., Tian J., Zhang Z., Hoe Tan H. and Jagadish C. (2012). High Repetition Frequency Mode-locked Semiconductor Disk Laser . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Communication Networking, e-Business and Optical Communication Systems - Volume 1: OPTICS, (ICETE 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-23-5, pages 361-364. DOI: 10.5220/0004022903610364


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@conference{optics12,
author={Yanrong Song and Peng Zhang and Jinrong Tian and Zhigang Zhang and Hark Hoe Tan and C. Jagadish},
title={High Repetition Frequency Mode-locked Semiconductor Disk Laser},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Communication Networking, e-Business and Optical Communication Systems - Volume 1: OPTICS, (ICETE 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={361-364},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004022903610364},
isbn={978-989-8565-23-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Communication Networking, e-Business and Optical Communication Systems - Volume 1: OPTICS, (ICETE 2012)
TI - High Repetition Frequency Mode-locked Semiconductor Disk Laser
SN - 978-989-8565-23-5
AU - Song Y.
AU - Zhang P.
AU - Tian J.
AU - Zhang Z.
AU - Hoe Tan H.
AU - Jagadish C.
PY - 2012
SP - 361
EP - 364
DO - 10.5220/0004022903610364