Short picosecond optical pulses generated by a passively mode-locked quantum well diode laser are amplified using an InGaAs/GaAs flared-waveguide semiconductor optical amplifier. Post-compression of the amplified pulses yields durations as low as 520 fs.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
A. J. Budz and H. K. Haugen, "Amplification of Picosecond Optical Pulses at 1080 nm Using an InGaAs/GaAs Quantum Well SOA," in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper ME11.
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