100 W peak-power 1 GHz repetition picoseconds optical pulse generation using blue-violet GaInN diode laser mode-locked oscillator and optical amplifier

Rintaro Koda, Tomoyuki Oki, Takao Miyajima, Hideki Watanabe, Masaru Kuramoto, Masao Ikeda, Hiroyuki Yokoyama

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Abstract

We have generated single-transverse-mode optical pulses with 100 W peak power and 3 ps duration at 1 GHz repetition from a blue-violet GaInN mode-locked laser diode (MLLD) and a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) without the use of any pulse compression. The generation of clean optical pulses without subpulse components from the MLLD and the reduction in amplified spontaneous emission in the SOA by incorporating a flare waveguide structure resulted in effective amplification of optical pulses to produce over 100 W peak power.

Original languageEnglish
Article number021101
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume97
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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