Abstract

We present a diode-pumped Nd:glass fiber laser, emitting at 1060 nm, that is passively mode locked by fast nonlinear loss in low-temperature-grown GaAs (LT-GaAs). This new mode-locking mechanism is based on intensity-dependent defocusing in LT-GaAs that occurs after nonresonant generation of free carriers by two-photon absorption. Mode locking is self-starting and produces pulses as short as 4.1 ps.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Low-temperature-GaAs device used simultaneously as a mode-locking device and as a photoconductive switch

Martin Leitner, Peter Glas, Peter Semionyk, Marc Wrage, Jens Herfort, and Lutz Däweritz
Appl. Opt. 41(12) 2228-2231 (2002)

Passively mode-locking Nd:Gd0.5Y0.5VO4 laser with an In0.25Ga0.75As absorber grown at low temperature

Yong-Gang Wang, Xiao-Yu Ma, Ya-Xian Fan, and Hui-Tian Wang
Appl. Opt. 44(20) 4384-4387 (2005)

Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:YAG laser with 10-W average power in a diffraction-limited beam

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, M. Moser, M. J. P. Dymott, D. Kopf, J. Meyer, K. J. Weingarten, J. D. Kmetec, J. Alexander, and G. Truong
Opt. Lett. 24(8) 528-530 (1999)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription