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Wavelength tunable source of subpicosecond pulses from CW passively mode-locked two-section multiple-quantum-well laser

Salvatore, Randal A. and Schrans, Thomas and Yariv, Amnon (1993) Wavelength tunable source of subpicosecond pulses from CW passively mode-locked two-section multiple-quantum-well laser. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 5 (7). pp. 756-758. ISSN 1041-1135. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:SALieeeptl93

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Abstract

A wavelength-tunable passively-mode-locked semiconductor laser source of subpicosecond pulses is demonstrated. The system includes a two-section multiple-quantum-well laser which is coupled to an external grating for tuning and is followed by an external grating pair for pulse compression. A tuning range of 16 nm round 846 nm is obtained, resulting in compressed pulse widths as short as 260 fs and pulse widths shorter than 600 fs for all wavelength values within this tuning range. Time-bandwidth products are one to two times the transform limit.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 1993 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received March 5, 1993; revised April 14, 1993. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and DARPA. We would like to acknowledge both Ortel Corporation, Alhambra CA, for providing the laser device used in this experiment and S. Sanders for helpful discussions.
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