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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2013
  • pp: 3364–3367

Generation of sub-100 ps pulses with a peak power of 65 W by gain switching, pulse shortening, and pulse amplification using a semiconductor-based master oscillator–power amplifier system

Sven Schwertfeger, Andreas Klehr, Thomas Hoffmann, Armin Liero, Hans Wenzel, and Götz Erbert  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 14, pp. 3364-3367 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.003364


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Abstract

We present a method of the generation of sub-100 ps pulses with an all-semiconductor master oscillator–power amplifier (MOPA) system, consisting of a three section distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) laser as MO and a two section tapered PA. The pulses generated by the gain-switched DBR laser are first shortened by the ridge-waveguide input section of the PA acting as a saturable absorber and then amplified by the tapered gain region section. We generate laser pulses with a minimum duration of 35 ps and a peak power of more than 65 W. The spectral width is less than 0.25 nm around a center wavelength of 1063 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(140.3325) Lasers and laser optics : Laser coupling

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 7, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2013
Published: May 8, 2013

Citation
Sven Schwertfeger, Andreas Klehr, Thomas Hoffmann, Armin Liero, Hans Wenzel, and Götz Erbert, "Generation of sub-100 ps pulses with a peak power of 65 W by gain switching, pulse shortening, and pulse amplification using a semiconductor-based master oscillator–power amplifier system," Appl. Opt. 52, 3364-3367 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-14-3364


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