Subpicosecond high-power mode locking using flared waveguide monolithic quantum-dot lasers

M. G. Thompson, A. Rae, R. L. Sellin, C. Marinelli, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, A. R. Kovsh, S. S. Mikhrin, D. A. Livshits, I. L. Krestnikov

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Abstract

Ultrashort pulse, high-power mode locking is demonstrated in InGaAs quantum dot lasers using a flared waveguide laser incorporating a narrow waveguide sections acting as both a mode filter and saturable absorber. 24 GHz mode locking with 780 fs pulses and 500 mW peak powers are demonstrated at an emissions wavelength of 1.3 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Article number133119
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume88
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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