Q-switched bow-tie lasers at 1.5 μm driven by an overshoot-compensated avalanche pulse generator

J. Müller, F. R. Laughton, I. H. White, R. V. Penty, J. Sarma, I. Middlemast, T. Ryan, C. Button

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Passively Q-switched pulses of up to 94 pJ with a duration of 750 ps have been generated in a tapered bulk InGaAsP bow-tie diode laser. The device was driven by an improved, overshoot-free avalanche pulse generator which gave up to 6.25 A current pulses with a FWHM of 5.0 ns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Optoelectronics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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