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Generation of pico- and femtosecond-wavelength tunable optical pulses with self-seeded laser diodes
Author(s): Dieter Huhse; O. Reimann; E. H. Boettcher; Dieter Bimberg
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Paper Abstract

A simple way to generate wavelength tunable ((Delta) (lambda) > 50 nm) semiconductor laser pulses with a width of a few hundred femtoseconds and a timing jitter well below 1 ps is self-seeding of a gain-switched Fabry-Perot laser diode with subsequent chirp compensation and soliton compression. The low timing jitter of the single mode laser pulses allows self-seeding to be used e.g. in high temporal resolution electro-optic sampling systems. Additionally, by controlling the electrical phase delay between two self seeded laser diodes femtosecond pulses with electrically adjustable time delay can be generated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4354, Laser Optics 2000: Semiconductor Lasers and Optical Communication, (9 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.418828
Show Author Affiliations
Dieter Huhse, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
O. Reimann, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
E. H. Boettcher, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Dieter Bimberg, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4354:
Laser Optics 2000: Semiconductor Lasers and Optical Communication
Serguei A. Gurevich; Nikolay N. Rosanov, Editor(s)

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