Lau, K. Y. and Yariv, A. (1984) Self-sustained picosecond pulse generation in a GaAlAs laser at an electrically tunable repetition rate by optoelectronic feedback. Applied Physics Letters, 45 (2). pp. 124-126. ISSN 0003-6951 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LAUapl84b
See Usage Policy.
Use this Persistent URL to link to this item: http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LAUapl84b
We demonstrate that applying optoelectronic feedback to a high-speed, self-pulsing semiconductor laser is an effective and practical means of generating picosecond optical pulses (~10–20 ps) at a very high repetition rate, between 1 to 5 GHz, which can be electrically tuned. The optical pulses are very stable both on a short term basis with a frequency stability of one part in 10^5, and on the long term basis as a result of the absence of critical optical alignment. This laser system is potentially very useful in high-speed electro-optic signal processing, optical multiplexing, or laser ranging.
|Additional Information:||© 1984 American Institute of Physics. Received 10 February 1984; accepted 25 April 1984. This work is supported by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, and ITT Corporation. The lasers and detectors used in this experiment were fabricated by Dr. N. Bar-Chaim and Dr. I. Ury of Ortel Corporation.|
|Usage Policy:||No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.|
|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||19 Mar 2008|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 09:53|
Repository Staff Only: item control page