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

Rafailov, E U, Birkin, D J L, Sibbett, W and Avrutin, E A (2001) Nonresonant self-injection seeding of a gain-switched diode laser. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. pp. 287-292. ISSN 1077-260X

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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.

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Keywords: gain-switching, laser diode, self-injection seeding, FABRY-PEROT LASER, PULSE GENERATION, CAVITY
Academic Units: The University of York > Electronics (York)
Depositing User: Eugene A Avrutin
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2005
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2013 14:36
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/2944.954141
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/658

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