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Frequency modulation of semiconductor disk laser pulses

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)628-634
Number of pages7
JournalQuantum Electronics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


A numerical model is constructed for a semiconductor disk laser mode-locked by a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM), and the effect that the phase modulation caused by gain and absorption saturation in the semiconductor has on pulse generation is examined. The results demonstrate that, in a laser cavity with sufficient second-order dispersion, alternating-sign frequency modulation of pulses can be compensated for. We also examine a model for tuning the dispersion in the cavity of a disk laser using a Gires - Tournois interferometer with limited thirdorder dispersion.


  • Frequency modulation of pulses., Semiconductor disk laser

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