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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Apr. 9, 2012
  • pp: 8755–8760

Femtosecond superradiant emission in AlGaInAs quantum-well semiconductor laser structures

Mo Xia, Richard V. Penty, Ian H. White, and Peter P. Vasil’ev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 8755-8760 (2012)

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Ultrashort superradiant pulse generation from a 1580 nm AlGaInAs multiple quantum-well (MQW) semiconductor structure has been experimentally demonstrated for the first time. Superradiance is confirmed by analyzing the evolution of the optical temporal waveforms and spectra. Superradiant trends and regimes are studied as a function of driving condition. An optical pulse train is obtained at 1580 nm wavelength, with pulse durations as short as 390 fs and pulse peak powers of 7.2 W.

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OCIS Codes
(140.6630) Lasers and laser optics : Superradiance, superfluorescence
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2012
Published: March 30, 2012

Mo Xia, Richard V. Penty, Ian H. White, and Peter P. Vasil’ev, "Femtosecond superradiant emission in AlGaInAs quantum-well semiconductor laser structures," Opt. Express 20, 8755-8760 (2012)

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