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10-W peak power from a gain-switched picosecond all-semiconductor laser
Author(s): Reto Haring; Thorsten Schmitt; Aude-Reine Bellancourt; Frank Lison; Kristian Lauritsen; Rainer Erdmann; Wilhelm Kaenders
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Paper Abstract

Gain-switching of laser diodes might be the most convenient way to generate picosecond laser pulses. The outstanding features of gain-switched laser diodes are a rich choice of wavelength and an easy synchronization to an external trigger source. To broaden the field of applications we pushed the peak power to the 10 W level while maintaining the essential characteristics of the laser source. In a master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) configuration a tapered amplifier is used to increase the output from 10 mW to 160 mW average power. Second harmonic generation is demonstrated in a single pass setup, which results in 6.5 mW average power at 532 nm with a repetition rate of 80 MHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5707, Solid State Lasers XIV: Technology and Devices, (27 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.591479
Show Author Affiliations
Reto Haring, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
Thorsten Schmitt, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
Aude-Reine Bellancourt, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
Frank Lison, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
Kristian Lauritsen, PicoQuant GmbH (Germany)
Rainer Erdmann, PicoQuant GmbH (Germany)
Wilhelm Kaenders, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5707:
Solid State Lasers XIV: Technology and Devices
Hanna J. Hoffman; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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