Compact and efficient femtosecond lasers

Tom Brown, Alexander Lagatsky, C. G. Leburn, Alan McWilliam, Abdul Sarmani, Maria Ana Cataluna, Ben Agate, Kishan Dholakia, David Stevenson, Wilson Sibbett, Yewjun Chai, Pisu Jiang, Kim Tan, Richard Penty, Ian White, Edik Rafailov, N. V. Kuleshov

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Abstract

The development of femtosecond (fs) lasers has continued rapidly since the demonstration of fs Ti:Sapphire systems in 1989. Recent research has yielded lasers which offer greatly enhanced performance in all areas. In this document we describe the development of femtosecond lasers with electrical to optical efficiency > 14%, pulse repetition frequencies > 4GHz and compact and stable cavities. We further outline the use of such lasers for the generation of high power visible femtosecond pulses and their application within systems environments for ultrahigh speed data communications, ultrafast optical switching and optical analogue to digital conversion. We also describe progress in the development of femtosecond lasers based on both active and passive semiconductor quantum dot components.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid State Lasers and Amplifiers II
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 16
EventSolid State Lasers and Amplifiers II - Strasbourg, France
Duration: 2006 Apr 52006 Apr 6

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6190
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceSolid State Lasers and Amplifiers II
CountryFrance
CityStrasbourg
Period06/4/506/4/6

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Brown, T., Lagatsky, A., Leburn, C. G., McWilliam, A., Sarmani, A., Cataluna, M. A., Agate, B., Dholakia, K., Stevenson, D., Sibbett, W., Chai, Y., Jiang, P., Tan, K., Penty, R., White, I., Rafailov, E., & Kuleshov, N. V. (2006). Compact and efficient femtosecond lasers. In Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers II [61900S] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 6190). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.668259