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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2200–2202

Passive harmonic mode locking by mode selection in Fabry–Perot diode lasers with patterned effective index

David Bitauld, Simon Osborne, and Stephen O’Brien  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 13, pp. 2200-2202 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002200


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Abstract

We demonstrate passive harmonic mode locking of a quantum-well laser diode designed to support a discrete comb of Fabry–Perot modes. Spectral filtering of the mode spectrum was achieved using a nonperiodic patterning of the cavity effective index. By selecting six modes spaced at twice the fundamental mode spacing, near-transform- limited pulsed output with 2 ps pulse duration was obtained at a repetition rate of 100 GHz .

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 30, 2010
Published: June 23, 2010

Citation
David Bitauld, Simon Osborne, and Stephen O’Brien, "Passive harmonic mode locking by mode selection in Fabry–Perot diode lasers with patterned effective index," Opt. Lett. 35, 2200-2202 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-13-2200

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