Modulation of picosecond pulses using semiconductor laser amplifiers

A. M. Lomax, I. H. White

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Semiconductor laser amplifiers are studied as modulators of picosecond pulses. A new hybrid laser amplifier model is described which is used to investigate ultrashort pulse amplification in both modulated and non-modulated amplifiers. Novel shaping of chirped pulses is demonstrated experimentally and theoretically using a continuously driven amplifier. Modelling of electrically modulated amplifiers shows that direct amplifier modulation may be possible up to a frequency of 5 GHz to provide pulse gating or enhanced pulse train amplification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-184
Number of pages7
JournalIEE proceedings. Part J (Optoelectronics)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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