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Analysis and experiment on colliding pulse mode-locked laser
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Paper Abstract

The operation of a semiconductor colliding pulse mode locked (CPM) laser has been analyzed using the time domain approach. In this approach the re-circulating transmission of a pulse through the various elements of the optical cavity such as the gain medium, the waveguide, and, the saturable absorber is carried out with the condition that the pulse must remain unchanged after one round trip. The pulse width of a CPM laser as a function of gain section current, saturable absorber current, and, modulation frequency has been measured. The laser is ~ 8.5 mm long and operates at a pulse repetition rate of ~ 10 GHz. The measurements and modeling results agree well. Both measured and calculated minimum pulse width is ~ 1 ps.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4870, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications II, (11 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475540
Show Author Affiliations
Mostafa A. El-Aasser, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Niloy K. Dutta, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4870:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications II
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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