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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 2 — Jan. 27, 2014
  • pp: 1742–1748

Frequency resolved optical gating characterization of sub-ps pulses from single-section InAs/InP quantum dash based mode-locked lasers

C. Calò, H. Schmeckebier, K. Merghem, R. Rosales, F. Lelarge, A. Martinez, D. Bimberg, and A. Ramdane  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 1742-1748 (2014)

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Mode-locking of single-section Fabry-Pérot InAs/InP edge emitting quantum dash based lasers at 1.56 µm under continuous wave operation is studied by second-harmonic generation frequency resolved optical gating. Self-starting pulses of a width down to 374 fs can be observed after external chirp compensation using standard single-mode fiber (SMF-28). Pulse compression using different lengths of SMF-28 and pulse shape as well as phase dependence on bias conditions are investigated. Consistency with stepped-heterodyne technique for advanced pulse characterization is shown.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2013
Published: January 17, 2014

C. Calò, H. Schmeckebier, K. Merghem, R. Rosales, F. Lelarge, A. Martinez, D. Bimberg, and A. Ramdane, "Frequency resolved optical gating characterization of sub-ps pulses from single-section InAs/InP quantum dash based mode-locked lasers," Opt. Express 22, 1742-1748 (2014)

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