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Nonlinear optical properties of semiconductor quantum well structures near 1.55 μm
Author(s): Mark F. Krol; Michael J. Hayduk; Steven T. Johns; Kenneth J. Teegarden; Gary W. Wicks
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Paper Abstract

We present an experimental study of mode-locking in linear- cavity erbium-doped fiber lasers which use MQW mirrors as saturable reflectors. From the results of single-beam, nonlinear transmission measurements, we have found the saturation intensity of the MQW mirrors to be greatly dependent on the wavelength of the incident radiation with respect to the MQW bandedge. For satisfactory mode-locked laser performance, we have found that the MQW mirrors must have a sufficiently high saturation intensity to provide the required intensity discrimination to initiate and sustain modelocked operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2749, Photonic Component Engineering and Applications, (14 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243113
Show Author Affiliations
Mark F. Krol, Rome Lab. (United States)
Michael J. Hayduk, Rome Lab. (United States)
Steven T. Johns, Rome Lab. (United States)
Kenneth J. Teegarden, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Gary W. Wicks, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2749:
Photonic Component Engineering and Applications
Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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