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10-GHz train of sub-500-fs optical soliton-like pulses from a surface-emitting semiconductor laser

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5 Author(s)
Hoogland, S. ; Dept. of Phys. & Astron., Univ. of Southampton, UK ; Garnache, A. ; Sagnes, I. ; Roberts, J.S.
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We report sub-500-fs operation of a passively mode-locked diode-pumped external-cavity surface-emitting semiconductor laser at a repetition rate of 10.014 GHz. For an incident pump power of 706 mW, the laser produced 486-fs soliton-like pulses, with an average output power of 30.3 mW. The role of the ac Stark effect in shaping subpicosecond pulses is demonstrated.

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Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 2 )