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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1984
  • pp: 445–447

Production of short pulses in semiconductor lasers by external laser excitation through χ(3)

D. Haas, J. Wurl, J. McLean, and T. K. Gustafson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 10, pp. 445-447 (1984)

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It is shown that parametric mixing through χ(3) of two injected laser lines can provide index modulation sufficient for the mode locking of the semiconductor laser. Numerical estimates indicate that picosecond pulses with 100-GHz repetition rates should be possible with a few watts of external laser power.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 10, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 1984
Published: October 1, 1984

D. Haas, J. Wurl, J. McLean, and T. K. Gustafson, "Production of short pulses in semiconductor lasers by external laser excitation through χ(3)," Opt. Lett. 9, 445-447 (1984)

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