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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2287–2289

Self-starting mode locking by multi-spatial-mode active waveguiding

Weiguo Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 15, pp. 2287-2289 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002287


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Abstract

We demonstrate a novel principle of self-starting mode locking in a compact semiconductor laser diode, where the needed saturable loss is provided by spatial effects resulting from multi-spatial-mode active waveguiding. The demonstrated device operates over a 1.54 μ m wavelength range and has a repetition rate of 47 GHz . The pulse width is below 5 ps , and the average power coupled to the cleaved single-mode fiber is nearly 0 dBm .

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 9, 2006
Published: July 10, 2006

Citation
Weiguo Yang, "Self-starting mode locking by multi-spatial-mode active waveguiding," Opt. Lett. 31, 2287-2289 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-15-2287


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