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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 1854–1859

All-fiber based amplification of 40 ps pulses from a gain-switched laser diode

Sebastian Kanzelmeyer, Hakan Sayinc, Thomas Theeg, Maik Frede, Joerg Neumann, and Dietmar Kracht  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 1854-1859 (2011)

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Amplification of a gain-switched laser diode is demonstrated in an all-fiber based setup. The amplified spontaneous emission between two consecutive pulses was investigated quantitatively in the time domain. A maximum pulse energy of 13 µJ at a repetition rate of 1 MHz and a pulse duration of 40 ps was extracted, corresponding to a peak power of 270 KW. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest extracted pulse energy from a laser system seeded by a gain-switched laser diode. Temporal pulse deformation due to intrapulse Raman scattering was observed in the reported system.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2011
Published: January 18, 2011

Sebastian Kanzelmeyer, Hakan Sayinc, Thomas Theeg, Maik Frede, Joerg Neumann, and Dietmar Kracht, "All-fiber based amplification of 40 ps pulses from a gain-switched laser diode," Opt. Express 19, 1854-1859 (2011)

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