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Ultrashort pulse propagation in visible semiconductor diode laser amplifiers
Author(s): Jim A. Tatum; Duncan L. MacFarlane
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Paper Abstract

Ultrafast gain recovery dynamics of a diode laser are explored when a picosecond pulse propagates through a semiconductor amplifying medium. Theoretical modelling employs a set of nonlinear dynamical equations to predict the temporal dependence of the population difference and the diode laser output intensity in the wake of an applied signal pulse. Experimentally, this system of study is a cw-pumped 670 nm InGaAlP diode laser probed by a tunable train of 10 psec pulses emitted from a synchronously pumped mode-locked pyridine 1 dye laser. In addition to discussing the details of the gain, the authors also report the phase locking of the diode laser to the applied signal over a broad range of wavelengths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1497, Nonlinear Optics and Materials, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46788
Show Author Affiliations
Jim A. Tatum, Univ. of Texas/Dallas (United States)
Duncan L. MacFarlane, Univ. of Texas/Dallas (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1497:
Nonlinear Optics and Materials
Cyrus D. Cantrell; Charles M. Bowden, Editor(s)

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