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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1052–1054

Femtosecond pulse breakup in a semiconductor amplifier

S. Hughes, A. Knorr, and S. W. Koch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 1052-1054 (1996)

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The linear propagation of ultrashort optical pulses in semiconductor gain media is investigated. It is shown that a pulse with a central frequency at the transparency point experiences a propagation-induced temporal breakup that is due to the carrier-induced refractive-index characteristics.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 17, 1996
Published: July 15, 1996

S. Hughes, A. Knorr, and S. W. Koch, "Femtosecond pulse breakup in a semiconductor amplifier," Opt. Lett. 21, 1052-1054 (1996)

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  1. For a textbook discussion seeW. W. Chow, S. W. Koch, M. Sargent, Semiconductor-Laser Physics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994). [CrossRef]
  2. D. Fröhlich, A. Kulik, B. Uebbing, A. Myssyrowicz, V. Langer, H. Stolz, W. von der Osten, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 2343 (1991). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. T. Rappen, G. Mohs, M. Wegener, Phys. Rev. B 47, 9658 (1993); Phys. Status Solidi B 173, 77 (1992). [CrossRef]
  4. For a textbook discussion seeH. Haug, S. W. Koch, Quantum Theory of the Optical and Electronic Properties of Semiconductors, 3rd ed. (World Scientific, Singapore, 1994), and references therein.
  5. M. Lindberg, S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 38, 3342 (1988). [CrossRef]
  6. For a textbook discussion seeE. Hecht, Optics, 2nd ed. (Addison-Wesley, New York, 1987).
  7. R. Binder, D. Scott, A. E. Paul, M. Lindberg, K. Henneberger, S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 45, 1107 (1992). [CrossRef]
  8. A. Knorr, R. Binder, E. M. Wright, S. W. Koch, Opt. Lett. 18, 1538 (1993); R. Indik, A. Knorr, R. Binder, J. Moloney, S. W. Koch, Opt. Lett. 19, 966 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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