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Pulse characteristics of passively mode-locked diode lasers

Salvatore, Randal A. and Schrans, Thomas and Yariv, Amnon (1995) Pulse characteristics of passively mode-locked diode lasers. Optics Letters, 20 (7). pp. 737-739. ISSN 0146-9592.

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For the first time to our knowledge, asymmetric pulse shapes and the linear and nonlinear chirp from a passively mode-locked semiconductor laser are directly measured. For the laser tuned to various center wavelengths, fall-time-to-rise-time ratios of 2.0 to 2.5 are measured. With the laser tuned to the shorter-wavelength side of its tuning range, a significant quadratic chirp of -60 fs/nm^2 is measured, along with a linear chirp of -800 fs/nm. The nonlinear chirp is responsible for the asymmetrically shaped compressed pulses that produce long-tailed autocorrelations.

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Additional Information:© 1995 Optical Society of America Received December 9, 1994 This study was supported by the National Science Foundation under grant ECS-9001272 and by the U.S. Office of Naval Research under grant N00014-91-J-1195.
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