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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1993
  • pp: 1940–1942

Mode locking of a broad-area semiconductor laser with a multiple-quantum-well saturable absorber

L. E. Adams, E. S. Kintzer, M. Ramaswamy, J. G. Fujimoto, U. Keller, and M. T. Asom  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 1940-1942 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.18.001940


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Abstract

Hybrid mode locking of a broad-area semiconductor laser with a multiple-quantum-well saturable absorber in an external cavity is demonstrated. A novel method for mode control of the broad-area laser output, based on patterning of the multiple quantum well absorber into a microdot mirror structure, is presented. Pulses as short as 15 ps, at a repetition rate of 593 MHz, with an average power of 9 mW and a peak power of 1 W have been achieved.

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History
Original Manuscript: August 2, 1993
Published: November 15, 1993

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L. E. Adams, M. Ramaswamy, U. Keller, M. T. Asom, J. G. Fujimoto, and E. S. Kintzer, "Mode locking of a broad-area semiconductor laser with a multiple-quantum-well saturable absorber," Opt. Lett. 18, 1940-1942 (1993)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-18-22-1940


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