Coherent spectral broadening and compression of the output of a mode-locked VECSEL

E. A. Shaw, A. H. Quarterman, L. E. Hooper, P. J. Mosley, K. G. Wilcox

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Abstract

We report our recent advances on using coherent spectral broadening in normal dispersion photonic crystal fiber, followed by subsequent compression using a high efficiency transmission grating compressor to reduce the pulse duration of the pulse train generated by our mode-locked VECSELs from 400 fs, to close to 100 fs, where coherent supercontinuum generation becomes feasible. Using this approach we have, to date, generated pulses of duration 160 fs, and achieved average powers of > 0.5 W from the compressed output.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) V
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Print)9781628414394
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015
EventVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) V - San Francisco, USA United States
Duration: 9 Feb 201510 Feb 2015

Publication series

NameSPIE Proceedings
Volume9349

Conference

ConferenceVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) V
CountryUSA United States
CitySan Francisco
Period9/02/1510/02/15

Keywords

  • Femtosecond
  • Mode-locked
  • non-linear broadening
  • Ultrafast
  • VECSEL

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    Shaw, E. A., Quarterman, A. H., Hooper, L. E., Mosley, P. J., & Wilcox, K. G. (2015). Coherent spectral broadening and compression of the output of a mode-locked VECSEL. In Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) V [93490R] (SPIE Proceedings; Vol. 9349). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2078735