220-fs erbium-ytterbium:glass laser mode locked by a broadband low-loss silicon/germanium saturable absorber. Journal Article uri icon

Overview

abstract

  • We demonstrate femtosecond performance of an ultrabroadband high-index-contrast saturable Bragg reflector consisting of a silicon/silicon dioxide/germanium structure that is fully compatible with CMOS processing. This device offers a reflectivity bandwidth of over 700 nm and subpicosecond recovery time of the saturable loss. It is used to achieve mode locking of an Er-Yb:glass laser centered at 1540 nm, generating 220-fs pulses, with what is to our knowledge the broadest output spectrum to date.

publication date

  • February 1, 2005

Full Author List

  • Grawert FJ; Gopinath JT; Ilday FO; Shen HM; Ippen EP; K√§rtner FX; Akiyama S; Liu J; Wada K; Kimerling LC

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Additional Document Info

start page

  • 329

end page

  • 331

volume

  • 30

issue

  • 3