Nonresonant self-injection seeding of a gain-switched diode laser

E U Rafailov, D J L Birkin, W Sibbett, E A Avrutin

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Abstract

We demonstrate step-tunable single-mode operation of a gain-switched diode laser by nonresonant self-injection seeding from an uncoated glass slide used as an external cavity reflector. A spectral bandwidth reduction from 11 mn to 0.05 nm and wavelength tunability has been achieved for picosecond (near-transform-limited) pulses with little effect on other laser characteristics. Good agreement with numerical simulations based on a compound-cavity laser model is also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Volume7
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001

Keywords

  • gain-switching
  • laser diode
  • self-injection seeding
  • FABRY-PEROT LASER
  • PULSE GENERATION
  • CAVITY

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