A new method of optical short-pulse generation using stable diode lasers with negative optoelectronic feedback is proposed. Optical pulses with repetition rates of several gigahertz can be generated with a calculated pulse width of the order of a picosecond, and the required gain–bandwidth product of the feedback network is a few tens of gigahertz. This method does not require any external modulation signal, and it is not susceptible to critical optical alignment.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 25, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 1988
Published: June 1, 1988
Chang-Hee Lee, Sang-Yung Shin, and Soo-Young Lee, "Optical short-pulse generation using diode lasers with negative optoelectronic feedback," Opt. Lett. 13, 464-466 (1988)