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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4732–4734

Ultrashort Q-switched pulses from a passively mode-locked distributed Bragg reflector semiconductor laser

Michael J. Strain, Marco Zanola, G. Mezösi, and Marc Sorel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 22, pp. 4732-4734 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004732


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Abstract

A compact semiconductor mode-locked laser (MLL) is presented that demonstrates strong passive Q-switched mode-locking over a wide range of drive conditions. The Q-switched frequency is tunable between 1 and 4 GHz for mode-locked pulses widths around 3.5 ps. The maximum ratio of peak to average power of the pulse-train is >120, greatly exceeding that of similarly sized passively MLLs.

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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2012
Published: November 14, 2012

Citation
Michael J. Strain, Marco Zanola, G. Mezösi, and Marc Sorel, "Ultrashort Q-switched pulses from a passively mode-locked distributed Bragg reflector semiconductor laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 4732-4734 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-22-4732

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