300W Peak power picosecond optical pulse generation by blue-violet GaInN mode-locked laser diode and semiconductor optical amplifier

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

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Abstract

We have generated picosecond optical pulses with a peak power greater than 300W at 1 GHz repetition at a blue-violet wavelength using a GaInN-based master oscillator power amplifier. The optical pulses were generated by a mode-locked laser diode incorporating the flared waveguide structure for the increased active region volume to obtain higher output power. The pulses were effectively amplified by the semiconductor optical amplifier with reduced optical confinement factor to high peak power.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022702
JournalApplied Physics Express
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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