Abstract

We introduce a new low-loss semiconductor structure for femtosecond intracavity mode locking in low-gain solid-state lasers. This monolithic device can be engineered to exhibit specific saturation characteristics desirable for mode locking solid-state lasers. Self-starting 90-fs pulses are obtained with Ti:sapphire and diode-pumped Cr:LiSAF lasers. We discuss mode-locking mechanisms in quantum-well passively mode-locked solid-state lasers.

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W. H. Knox, D. S. Chemla, D. A. B. Miller, J. B. Stark, S. Schmitt-Rink, Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 1189 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1985 (1)

W. H. Knox, R. L. Fork, M. C. Downer, D. A. B. Miller, D. S. Chemla, C. V. Shank, A. C. Gossard, W. Weigmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 1306 (1985).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Asaki, M. T.

Asom, M. T.

Boyd, G. D.

Chemla, D. S.

W. H. Knox, D. S. Chemla, D. A. B. Miller, J. B. Stark, S. Schmitt-Rink, Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 1189 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

W. H. Knox, R. L. Fork, M. C. Downer, D. A. B. Miller, D. S. Chemla, C. V. Shank, A. C. Gossard, W. Weigmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 1306 (1985).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chiu, T. H.

Delfyett, P. J.

Downer, M. C.

W. H. Knox, R. L. Fork, M. C. Downer, D. A. B. Miller, D. S. Chemla, C. V. Shank, A. C. Gossard, W. Weigmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 1306 (1985).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dymott, M. J. P.

Ferguson, A. I.

Ferguson, J. F.

Florez, L. T.

Fork, R. L.

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

French, P. M. W.

Garvey, D.

Gossard, A. C.

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Huang, C. P.

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kean, P. N.

Keller, U.

Knox, W. H.

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

Miller, D. A. B.

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

W. H. Knox, R. L. Fork, M. C. Downer, D. A. B. Miller, D. S. Chemla, C. V. Shank, A. C. Gossard, W. Weigmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 1306 (1985).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Murnane, M. M.

Rizvi, N. H.

Roskos, H.

Schmitt-Rink, S.

W. H. Knox, D. S. Chemla, D. A. B. Miller, J. B. Stark, S. Schmitt-Rink, Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 1189 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Shank, C. V.

W. H. Knox, R. L. Fork, M. C. Downer, D. A. B. Miller, D. S. Chemla, C. V. Shank, A. C. Gossard, W. Weigmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 1306 (1985).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sibbett, W.

Spence, D. E.

Stark, J. B.

W. H. Knox, D. S. Chemla, D. A. B. Miller, J. B. Stark, S. Schmitt-Rink, Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 1189 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Taylor, J. R.

Weigmann, W.

W. H. Knox, R. L. Fork, M. C. Downer, D. A. B. Miller, D. S. Chemla, C. V. Shank, A. C. Gossard, W. Weigmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 1306 (1985).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Zhou, J.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Low-loss SBR structure with a stack of AlAs/AlGaAs HL pairs and a single GaAs quantum well (QW) buried in the top layer and (b) the reflection spectrum. The Bragg reflector has a peak reflectivity of 99.5%.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Diode-pumped Cr:LiSAF laser using an intracavity SBR as a mode locker and four-prism sequence for dispersion compensation.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation trace and corresponding spectrum of the resulting pulses. The time–bandwidth product is 0.316.

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