Two-photon absorption in semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors Journal Article uri icon



  • The nonlinear reflectivity of semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors has been investigated as a function of incident energy fluence. The presence of two-photon absorption in commonly used structures was confirmed via time-resolved differential reflectivity measurements. Theoretical calculations predict that two-photon absorption will expand the continuous-wave mode-locking stability regime against Q-switched mode-locking, yet may simultaneously induce multiple pulses in a laser cavity.

publication date

  • June 28, 1999

has restriction

  • bronze

Date in CU Experts

  • January 14, 2015 12:08 PM

Full Author List

  • Thoen ER; Koontz EM; Joschko M; Langlois P; Schibli TR; K√§rtner FX; Ippen EP; Kolodziejski LA

author count

  • 8

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-6951

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1077-3118

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3927

end page

  • 3929


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