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Femtosecond synchronously in-well pumped vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser

Zhang, Wei and McDonald, Alison and Ackemann, Thorsten and Riis, Erling and McConnell, Gail (2010) Femtosecond synchronously in-well pumped vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser. Optics Express, 18 (1). pp. 187-192. ISSN 1094-4087

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Abstract

We demonstrate the first synchronously in-well pumped vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL). Depending on the cavity mismatch, laser pulses with a duration from 1 ps to 7 ps at a repetition rate of 76 MHz were generated directly from the laser at 860 nm. The application of extra-cavity pulse compression further shortened the pulse to a duration of 210 fs providing a peak power of 226 W.