High-peak-power picosecond optical pulse generation from Q-switched bow-tie laser with a tapered traveling wave amplifier

B. Zhu, I. H. White, K. A. Williams, F. R. Laughton, R. V. Penty

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Picosecond optical pulse amplification along with spatial mode filtering has been demonstrated, using a tapered traveling wave semiconductor post-amplifier and multicontact Q-switched bow-tie laser. Optical pulses of 13 ps duration were generated with a single-lobed, near diffraction-limited radiation pattern. Peak powers of 44.7 W, and pulse energies as high as 0.58 nJ were observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-505
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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