OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • 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)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (407 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



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.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

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

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)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. S. Corzine, J. Bowers, G. Przybylek, U. Koren, B. Miller, C. Soccolich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 348 (1988). [CrossRef]
  2. N. Stelmakh, J.-M. Lourtioz, Electron. Lett. 29, 160 (1993). [CrossRef]
  3. J. Zarrabi, E. L. Portnoi, A. V. Chelnokov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1526 (1991). [CrossRef]
  4. A. Chelnokov, J.-M. Lourtioz, P. Gavrilovic, Electron. Lett. 29, 861 (1993). [CrossRef]
  5. Y. Silberberg, P. W. Smith, D. J. Eilenberger, D. Miller, A. Gossard, W. Wiegmann, Opt. Lett. 9, 507 (1984). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. P. W. Smith, Y. Silberberg, D. Miller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 1228 (1985). [CrossRef]
  7. P. Delfyett, L. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. Heritage, G. Alphonse, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2203 (1992). [CrossRef]
  8. U. Keller, T. Chiu, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1710 (1992). [CrossRef]
  9. U. Keller, W. Knox, G. ’tHooft, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2123 (1992). [CrossRef]
  10. H. Haus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 736 (1975). [CrossRef]
  11. W. Knox, G. Doran, M. Asom, G. Livescu, R. Leibenguth, S. Chu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1491 (1991). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited