Saturable Bragg reflector modelocks solid-state lasers

Semiconductor saturable absorbers have been successfully used to passively modelock solid-state lasers, producing stable, ultrashort optical pulses. Methods include modelocking with monolithic, antiresonant Fabry-Perot saturable absorbers or intracavity multiple-quantum-well devices and resonant passive modelocking with external-cavity saturable absorbers. Some loss is associated with each of these methods. Due to their small emission cross section, solid-state lasers tend to be low-gain devices

Jun 1st, 1995

Kristin Lewotsky

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