Ultrashort pulse laser diodes


Optoelectronics Group, Research Division: Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8LT, UK.
email Charles.Ironside@glasgow.ac.uk

March 2012


The optoelectronics group at the university of Glasgow has been working on high speed laser diodes for over 20 years. When modelocked, laser diodes are highly compact, efficient and robust sources of  a train of ultrashort (picosecond and less)  pulses of light with repetition rates up to 2 THz.

Highlights of the group's work includes:-

Recent Grants

  1. "High Power, High Frequency Mode-locked Semiconductor Lasers",  A C Bryce,  C. N. Ironside, R. M. De La Rue,  J. M. Arnold, D. C. Hutchings,  J. H. Marsh, A. Kelly,  Sorel,  value 2,475,207GBP Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, 01/09/07-29/02/12  http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/ViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/E065112/1 Publications associated with this grant can be found here


Recent presentations on modelocked laser diodes from the optoelectronic group include:-

Recent PhD theses on modelocked laser diodes from the optoelectronic group include:-

Industrial Partners

Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global Ltd. CST , Intense


Academic Staff:
John Arnold, Catrina Bryce, Charlie Ironside, Tony Kelly,  John Marsh, Marc Sorel,