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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2006
  • pp: 223–225

250 mW, 1.5 μ m monolithic passively mode-locked slab-coupled optical waveguide laser

Jason J. Plant, Juliet T. Gopinath, Bien Chann, Daniel J. Ripin, Robin K. Huang, and Paul W. Juodawlkis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 223-225 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000223


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Abstract

We report the demonstration of a 1.5 μ m InGaAsP mode-locked slab-coupled optical waveguide laser (SCOWL) producing 10 ps pulses with energies of 58 pJ and average output powers of 250 mW at a repetition rate of 4.29 GHz. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first passively mode-locked slab-coupled optical waveguide laser. The large mode and low confinement factor of the SCOWL architecture allows the realization of monolithic mode-locked lasers with high output power and pulse energy. The laser output is nearly diffraction limited with M 2 values less than 1.2 in both directions.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Citation
Jason J. Plant, Juliet T. Gopinath, Bien Chann, Daniel J. Ripin, Robin K. Huang, and Paul W. Juodawlkis, "250 mW, 1.5µm monolithic passively mode-locked slab-coupled optical waveguide laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 223-225 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-2-223

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