Ultrashort optical pulse generation from microwave modulated AlGaAs diode laser with selfoc rod resonator

Yasuhiko Tada, Hiroyuki Yokoyama, Hiromasa Ito, Humio Inaba

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Abstract

Experimental studies were carried out to demonstrate the practical feasibility for generating high-bit-rate ultrashort optical pulses from RF modulated AlGaAs diode lasers using compact Selfoc rod lens external resonators mounted on the brass heat sink for the diode laser. Measured pulse width was found to be ≃ 37 ps with a lorentzian profile at modulation frequencies of 1.4 and 3.6 GHz depending on the length of the Selfoc rod lens. Evidence for regeneratively amplified pulse oscillation was also obtained at 3.6 GHz repetition rate with this external cavity configuration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-189
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Communications
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1983 Sep 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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