23 April 1982 Optically Pumped Semiconductor Platelet Lasers
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Proceedings Volume 0322, Picosecond Lasers and Applications; (1982) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.933201
Event: 1982 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1982, Los Angeles, United States
Abstract
Tunable CW laser action of platelet semiconductors is reported in both mode-locked and unmode-locked configurations. The gain media are platelets of CdS, CdSe, CdSSe and InGaAsP, cooled to 85K and longitudinally pumped by argon-ion and krypton-ion lasers. Anti-reflection coating of the crystal face and external bandwidth restriction have been used to generate pulses as short as 4 ps in CdS. The pulses observed are chirped, with non-transform limited time-bandwidth products of about 1.7. The energy conversion efficiency is 20% into the TEMoo mode, with output powers of over 10 mW from CdS. Pulses as short as 7 ps tunable over a 26 nm range have been obtained in InGaAsP.
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C. B. Roxlo, R. S. Putnam, M. M. Salour, "Optically Pumped Semiconductor Platelet Lasers", Proc. SPIE 0322, Picosecond Lasers and Applications, (23 April 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933201; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.933201
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