We report the monolithic passive mode-locking of a single contact tapered laser without a separate saturable absorber section. Pulsewidths of 850 fs have been achieved at a repetition rate of 116 GHz, with average powers of about 8 mW. The drive current range over which mode-locking is observed is enhanced compared with passive mode-locking in multisection lasers. The physical mechanisms believed to be responsible for the mode-locked operation arise directly from the nature of the taper itself. Due to the single contact electrical driving conditions, this device is suitable for obtaining mode-locked pulses in a very simple manner and, unlike multisection lasers, can be easily mounted p-side down for efficient heat-sinking for cw mode-locked operation.
|Title of host publication
|Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
|Number of pages
|Published - 1995
|Proceedings of the 1995 8th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society. Part 1 (of 2) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 30 1995 → Nov 2 1995
|Proceedings of the 1995 8th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society. Part 1 (of 2)
|San Francisco, CA, USA
|10/30/95 → 11/2/95
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering