Nonequilibrium and thermal effects in modelocked VECSELs

J. V. Moloney, I. Kilen, A. Baumner, M. Scheller, S. W. Koch

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Abstract

Ultrafast femtosecond timescale dynamics in Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) have recently been employed to achieve record average power and duration mode-locked pulses by employing different types of saturable absorbers and Kerr Lens elements. Microscopic many-body dynamics are expected to dominate when attempting to push pulse durations below 100 fs. We present a preliminary microscopic simulation of ultrafast mode-locking in order to expose the role of hot carrier distributions in establishing ultrafast mode-locking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6422-6427
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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