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Internal Q-switching in single-heterostructure lasers: one term for two phenomena
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Paper Abstract

Great differences were found between the spectral and power responses for two modes of a single-heterostructure laser operation, with the dynamic behavior of each mode fitted to the traditional definition of the internal Q-switching phenomenon. The first mode is interpreted in terms of the most popular diffraction losses theory, while the other one is related to the practically important method of high-power picosecond optical pulse generation and interpreted in terms of a recent carrier heating and cooling model. This finding could obviate confusion in the interpretation of mechanisms of high-power picosecond pulse generation in the Q-switching mode.

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Date Published: 9 March 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4354, Laser Optics 2000: Semiconductor Lasers and Optical Communication, (9 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.418830
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Sergey N. Vainshtein, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
Juha Tapio Kostamovaara, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)


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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