Optical Solitons and Frequency Comb Generation - Abstract

Giudici, Massimo

Temporal localized structures in mode-locked vertical external-cavity surface-emitting lasers

In this paper we demonstrate Temporal Localized Structures (TLS) in a self-imaging passive mode-locked system based on an optically-pumped Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VECSEL). Both the gain mirror and the SESAM have been specially grown by MOCVD and engineered to match the parameters requirement for achieving time localization according to a theoretical model based upon Delay Algebraic Equations. Our result paves the way towards the observation of spatio-temporal localized structures, also called dissipative light bullets (LBs).