Narrow line high power picosecond pulse generation in a multicontact distributed feedback laser using modified Q switching

P. P. Vasil'ev, I. H. White, M. J. Fice

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High power bandwidth-limited picosecond pulses with peak powers in excess of 200 mW have been generated using multicontact distributed feedback laser diodes for the first time. The pulses have widths typically less than 10 ps, timebandwidth products of as little as 0-24, and can be generated on demand at generator limited repetition rates of up to 140 MHz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-563
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993


  • Lasers
  • Pulse generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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