External ring-cavity quantum cascade lasers for mode-locking and atmospheric sensing

Year: 2012

Authors: Malara P., Blanchard R., Capasso F., De Natale P.

Autors Affiliation: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States; Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS), Via Campi Flegrei 34, 80078 Pozzuoli (Naples), Italy

Abstract: An external ring-cavity quantum cascade laser is demonstrated and investigated for the first time. Applications in mode-locking and atmospheric sensing are discussed, and a preliminary experimental characterization of the ring laser is presented.

Conference title: CLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2012

KeyWords: Experimental characterization; Modelocking; Ring cavities; Quantum cascade lasers; Ring lasers