Femtosecond Mode-Locked Semiconductor Disk Lasers

  • Uwe Griebner
  • Peter Klopp
  • Martin Zorn
  • Markus Weyers
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 195)


The generation of ultrashort pulses with passively mode-locked semiconductor disk lasers (SDLs) incorporating only an optically-pumped surface-emitting semiconductor gain element and a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) is presented. The optimum parameters for nearly Fourier-limited femtosecond pulses in single- or multiple-pulse regimes are investigated. On the basis of the experience gained a harmonically mode-locked SDL emitting sub-200 fs pulses at a very high repetition rate of 92 GHz and a fundamentally mode-locked SDL generating practically chirpfree pulses with durations close to 100 fs at a rate of 5 GHz are demonstrated in the 1-µm wavelength range. The latter set a record for shortest pulse durations achieved directly from any fundamentally or harmonically mode-locked semiconductor laser. Overall, the results are a further step of modelocked SDLs in becoming useful compact and low-cost ultrashort-pulse sources.


Pump Power Saturable Absorber Photo Luminescence Group Delay Dispersion High Pulse Repetition Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uwe Griebner
    • 1
  • Peter Klopp
    • 1
  • Martin Zorn
    • 2
    • 3
  • Markus Weyers
    • 3
  1. 1.Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und KurzzeitspektroskopieBerlinGermany
  2. 2.JENOPTIK Diode Lab GmbHBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Ferdinand-Braun-InstitutLeibniz-Institut für HöchstfrequenztechnikBerlinGermany

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