Femtosecond semiconductor laser system with resonator-internal dispersion adaptation
Opt. Lett., vol. 42, no. 8, pp. 1524-1527 (2017).
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We present a femtosecond laser diode system that is capable of autonomously adjusting itself to compensate for the external dispersion in an arbitrary application. The laser system contains a spatial light modulator inside the cavity which is controlled by an evolutionary algorithm in order to allow for phase and amplitude shaping of the laser emission. The cavity-internal dispersion control is shown to be much more efficient than an external control with a pulse shaper.
1 Photonics and Terahertz Technology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150, D-44801 Bochum, Germany
2 Physics Department, Phillips University Marburg, Renthof 5, D-35032 Marburg, Germany
3 Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik im Forschungsverband Berlin e.V., D-12489 Berlin, Germany
(140.2020) Diode lasers; (140.4050) Mode-locked lasers; (140.7090) Ultrafast lasers.