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Short optical pulse generated by integrated MQW DBR laser/EA-modulator
Author(s): Young-Kai Chen; Tawee Tanbun-Ek; Ralph A. Logan; A. R. Tate; A. Michael Sergent; K. W. Wecht; Paul F. Sciortino Jr.; Gregory Raybon; Nan Moore Froberg; Anthony M. Johnson
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Paper Abstract

We report on the generation of short optical pulses by utilizing the non-linear absorption characteristics of a multiple quantum well (MQW) electro-absorption modulator, which is monolithically integrated with a MQW wavelength-tunable distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) laser on a single chip. Optical pulses as short as 39 ps and 15 ps have been generated at a repetition rate of 3 GHz and 10 GHz, respectively, with a broad tuning range of 5.4 nm near 1554 nm lasing wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2116, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses, (16 May 1994);
Show Author Affiliations
Young-Kai Chen, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Tawee Tanbun-Ek, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Ralph A. Logan, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
A. R. Tate, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
A. Michael Sergent, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
K. W. Wecht, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Paul F. Sciortino Jr., AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Gregory Raybon, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Nan Moore Froberg, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Anthony M. Johnson, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2116:
Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses
Rick P. Trebino; Ian A. Walmsley, Editor(s)

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