Abstract

We present an experimental study on the generation of high-peak-power short optical pulses from a fully integrated master-oscillator power-amplifier emitting at 1.5 μm. High-peak-power (2.7 W) optical pulses with short duration (100 ps) have been generated by gain switching the master oscillator under optimized driving conditions. The static and dynamic characteristics of the device have been studied as a function of the driving conditions. The ripples appearing in the power-current characteristics under cw conditions have been attributed to mode hopping between the master oscillator resonant mode and the Fabry–Perot modes of the entire device cavity. Although compound cavity effects have been evidenced to affect the static and dynamic performance of the device, we have demonstrated that trains of single-mode short optical pulses at gigahertz frequencies can be conveniently generated in these devices.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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2012 (2)

V. Z. Tronciu, S. Schwertfeger, M. Radziunas, A. Klehr, U. Bandelow, and H. Wenzel, “Numerical simulation of the amplification of picosecond laser pulses in tapered semiconductor amplifiers and comparison with experimental results,” Opt. Commun. 285, 2897–2904 (2012).
[CrossRef]

P. Adamiec, A. Consoli, J. M. G. Tijero, I. Esquivias, S. Schwertfeger, A. Klehr, H. Wenzel, and G. Erbert, “Short pulse generation by Q-switching two section tapered lasers,” Proc. SPIE 8277, 82771N (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011 (1)

S. Schwertfeger, A. Klehr, T. Hoffmann, A. Liero, H. Wenzel, and G. Erbert, “Picosecond pulses with 50 W peak power and reduced ASE background from an all-semiconductor MOPA system,” Appl. Phys. B 103, 603–607 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010 (1)

A. Consoli, I. Esquivias, F. J. López Hernandéz, J. Mulet, and S. Balle, “Characterization of gain-switched pulses from 1.55 μm VCSEL,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 772–774 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (2)

M. L. Osowski, Y. Gewirtz, R. M. Lammert, S. W. Oh, C. Panja, V. C. Elrade, L. Vaissié, F. D. Patel, and J. E. Ungar, “High-power semiconductor lasers at eye-safe wavelengths,” Proc. SPIE 7325, 73250V (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Spreemann, M. Lichtner, M. Radziunas, U. Bandelow, and H. Wenzel, “Measurement and simulation of distributed-feedback tapered master-oscillator power-amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45, 609–616 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

M. Radziunas, V. Z. Tronciu, U. Bandelow, M. Lichtner, M. Spreeman, and H. Wenzel, “Mode transitions in distributed-feedback tapered master-oscillator power amplifier: theory and experiments,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 40, 1103–1109 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, O. Brox, F. Bugge, J. Fricke, A. Ginolas, A. Knauer, P. Ressel, and G. Erbert, “10 W continuous-wave monolithically integrated master-oscillator power-amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 43, 160–161 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

S. Bauer, O. Brox, J. Kreissl, B. Sartorius, M. Radziunas, J. Sieber, H. J. Wünsche, and F. Henneberger, “Nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor lasers with active optical feedback,” Phys. Rev. E 69, 016206 (2004).
[CrossRef]

1998 (2)

M. W. Wright and D. J. Bossert, “Temporal dynamics and facet coating requirements of monolithic MOPA semiconductor lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 504–506(1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Egan, C. Z. Ning, J. V. Moloney, R. A. Indik, M. W. Wright, D. J. Bossert, and J. G. McInerney, “Dynamic instabilities in master oscillator power amplifier semiconductor lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 166–170 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

S. O’Brien, D. F. Welch, R. A. Parke, D. Mehuys, K. Dzurko, R. J. Lang, R. Waarts, and D. Scifres, “Operating characteristics of a high-power monolithically integrated flared amplifier master-oscillator power-amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2052–2057 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

P. Paulus, R. Langenhorst, and D. Jager, “Generation and optimum control of picosecond optical pulses from gain-switched semiconductor lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1519–1523 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Adamiec, P.

P. Adamiec, A. Consoli, J. M. G. Tijero, I. Esquivias, S. Schwertfeger, A. Klehr, H. Wenzel, and G. Erbert, “Short pulse generation by Q-switching two section tapered lasers,” Proc. SPIE 8277, 82771N (2012).
[CrossRef]

Balle, S.

A. Consoli, I. Esquivias, F. J. López Hernandéz, J. Mulet, and S. Balle, “Characterization of gain-switched pulses from 1.55 μm VCSEL,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 772–774 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Bandelow, U.

V. Z. Tronciu, S. Schwertfeger, M. Radziunas, A. Klehr, U. Bandelow, and H. Wenzel, “Numerical simulation of the amplification of picosecond laser pulses in tapered semiconductor amplifiers and comparison with experimental results,” Opt. Commun. 285, 2897–2904 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. Spreemann, M. Lichtner, M. Radziunas, U. Bandelow, and H. Wenzel, “Measurement and simulation of distributed-feedback tapered master-oscillator power-amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45, 609–616 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Radziunas, V. Z. Tronciu, U. Bandelow, M. Lichtner, M. Spreeman, and H. Wenzel, “Mode transitions in distributed-feedback tapered master-oscillator power amplifier: theory and experiments,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 40, 1103–1109 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Bauer, S.

S. Bauer, O. Brox, J. Kreissl, B. Sartorius, M. Radziunas, J. Sieber, H. J. Wünsche, and F. Henneberger, “Nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor lasers with active optical feedback,” Phys. Rev. E 69, 016206 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bossert, D. J.

A. Egan, C. Z. Ning, J. V. Moloney, R. A. Indik, M. W. Wright, D. J. Bossert, and J. G. McInerney, “Dynamic instabilities in master oscillator power amplifier semiconductor lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 166–170 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. W. Wright and D. J. Bossert, “Temporal dynamics and facet coating requirements of monolithic MOPA semiconductor lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 504–506(1998).
[CrossRef]

Brox, O.

H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, O. Brox, F. Bugge, J. Fricke, A. Ginolas, A. Knauer, P. Ressel, and G. Erbert, “10 W continuous-wave monolithically integrated master-oscillator power-amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 43, 160–161 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Bauer, O. Brox, J. Kreissl, B. Sartorius, M. Radziunas, J. Sieber, H. J. Wünsche, and F. Henneberger, “Nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor lasers with active optical feedback,” Phys. Rev. E 69, 016206 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bugge, F.

H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, O. Brox, F. Bugge, J. Fricke, A. Ginolas, A. Knauer, P. Ressel, and G. Erbert, “10 W continuous-wave monolithically integrated master-oscillator power-amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 43, 160–161 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Consoli, A.

P. Adamiec, A. Consoli, J. M. G. Tijero, I. Esquivias, S. Schwertfeger, A. Klehr, H. Wenzel, and G. Erbert, “Short pulse generation by Q-switching two section tapered lasers,” Proc. SPIE 8277, 82771N (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Consoli, I. Esquivias, F. J. López Hernandéz, J. Mulet, and S. Balle, “Characterization of gain-switched pulses from 1.55 μm VCSEL,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 772–774 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Donati, S.

S. Donati, “Laser telemeters,” in Electro-Optical Instrumentation, Sensing and Measuring with Lasers (Prentice Hall, 2004), Chap. 3, pp. 39–89.

Dzurko, K.

S. O’Brien, D. F. Welch, R. A. Parke, D. Mehuys, K. Dzurko, R. J. Lang, R. Waarts, and D. Scifres, “Operating characteristics of a high-power monolithically integrated flared amplifier master-oscillator power-amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2052–2057 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Dzurko, K. M.

K. M. Dzurko, R. Parke, D. F. Welch, and R. J. Lang, “Modulation characteristics of MFA-MOPAs,” in Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE, 1993), pp. 536–537.

Egan, A.

A. Egan, C. Z. Ning, J. V. Moloney, R. A. Indik, M. W. Wright, D. J. Bossert, and J. G. McInerney, “Dynamic instabilities in master oscillator power amplifier semiconductor lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 166–170 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Elrade, V. C.

M. L. Osowski, Y. Gewirtz, R. M. Lammert, S. W. Oh, C. Panja, V. C. Elrade, L. Vaissié, F. D. Patel, and J. E. Ungar, “High-power semiconductor lasers at eye-safe wavelengths,” Proc. SPIE 7325, 73250V (2009).
[CrossRef]

Erbert, G.

P. Adamiec, A. Consoli, J. M. G. Tijero, I. Esquivias, S. Schwertfeger, A. Klehr, H. Wenzel, and G. Erbert, “Short pulse generation by Q-switching two section tapered lasers,” Proc. SPIE 8277, 82771N (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. Schwertfeger, A. Klehr, T. Hoffmann, A. Liero, H. Wenzel, and G. Erbert, “Picosecond pulses with 50 W peak power and reduced ASE background from an all-semiconductor MOPA system,” Appl. Phys. B 103, 603–607 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, O. Brox, F. Bugge, J. Fricke, A. Ginolas, A. Knauer, P. Ressel, and G. Erbert, “10 W continuous-wave monolithically integrated master-oscillator power-amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 43, 160–161 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Esquivias, I.

P. Adamiec, A. Consoli, J. M. G. Tijero, I. Esquivias, S. Schwertfeger, A. Klehr, H. Wenzel, and G. Erbert, “Short pulse generation by Q-switching two section tapered lasers,” Proc. SPIE 8277, 82771N (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Consoli, I. Esquivias, F. J. López Hernandéz, J. Mulet, and S. Balle, “Characterization of gain-switched pulses from 1.55 μm VCSEL,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 772–774 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Fricke, J.

H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, O. Brox, F. Bugge, J. Fricke, A. Ginolas, A. Knauer, P. Ressel, and G. Erbert, “10 W continuous-wave monolithically integrated master-oscillator power-amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 43, 160–161 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Gewirtz, Y.

M. L. Osowski, Y. Gewirtz, R. M. Lammert, S. W. Oh, C. Panja, V. C. Elrade, L. Vaissié, F. D. Patel, and J. E. Ungar, “High-power semiconductor lasers at eye-safe wavelengths,” Proc. SPIE 7325, 73250V (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ginolas, A.

H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, O. Brox, F. Bugge, J. Fricke, A. Ginolas, A. Knauer, P. Ressel, and G. Erbert, “10 W continuous-wave monolithically integrated master-oscillator power-amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 43, 160–161 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Henneberger, F.

S. Bauer, O. Brox, J. Kreissl, B. Sartorius, M. Radziunas, J. Sieber, H. J. Wünsche, and F. Henneberger, “Nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor lasers with active optical feedback,” Phys. Rev. E 69, 016206 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hernandéz, F. J. López

A. Consoli, I. Esquivias, F. J. López Hernandéz, J. Mulet, and S. Balle, “Characterization of gain-switched pulses from 1.55 μm VCSEL,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 772–774 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hoffmann, T.

S. Schwertfeger, A. Klehr, T. Hoffmann, A. Liero, H. Wenzel, and G. Erbert, “Picosecond pulses with 50 W peak power and reduced ASE background from an all-semiconductor MOPA system,” Appl. Phys. B 103, 603–607 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Indik, R. A.

A. Egan, C. Z. Ning, J. V. Moloney, R. A. Indik, M. W. Wright, D. J. Bossert, and J. G. McInerney, “Dynamic instabilities in master oscillator power amplifier semiconductor lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 166–170 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Jager, D.

P. Paulus, R. Langenhorst, and D. Jager, “Generation and optimum control of picosecond optical pulses from gain-switched semiconductor lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1519–1523 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Klehr, A.

P. Adamiec, A. Consoli, J. M. G. Tijero, I. Esquivias, S. Schwertfeger, A. Klehr, H. Wenzel, and G. Erbert, “Short pulse generation by Q-switching two section tapered lasers,” Proc. SPIE 8277, 82771N (2012).
[CrossRef]

V. Z. Tronciu, S. Schwertfeger, M. Radziunas, A. Klehr, U. Bandelow, and H. Wenzel, “Numerical simulation of the amplification of picosecond laser pulses in tapered semiconductor amplifiers and comparison with experimental results,” Opt. Commun. 285, 2897–2904 (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. Schwertfeger, A. Klehr, T. Hoffmann, A. Liero, H. Wenzel, and G. Erbert, “Picosecond pulses with 50 W peak power and reduced ASE background from an all-semiconductor MOPA system,” Appl. Phys. B 103, 603–607 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Knauer, A.

H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, O. Brox, F. Bugge, J. Fricke, A. Ginolas, A. Knauer, P. Ressel, and G. Erbert, “10 W continuous-wave monolithically integrated master-oscillator power-amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 43, 160–161 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kreissl, J.

S. Bauer, O. Brox, J. Kreissl, B. Sartorius, M. Radziunas, J. Sieber, H. J. Wünsche, and F. Henneberger, “Nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor lasers with active optical feedback,” Phys. Rev. E 69, 016206 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lammert, R. M.

M. L. Osowski, Y. Gewirtz, R. M. Lammert, S. W. Oh, C. Panja, V. C. Elrade, L. Vaissié, F. D. Patel, and J. E. Ungar, “High-power semiconductor lasers at eye-safe wavelengths,” Proc. SPIE 7325, 73250V (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lang, R. J.

S. O’Brien, D. F. Welch, R. A. Parke, D. Mehuys, K. Dzurko, R. J. Lang, R. Waarts, and D. Scifres, “Operating characteristics of a high-power monolithically integrated flared amplifier master-oscillator power-amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2052–2057 (1993).
[CrossRef]

K. M. Dzurko, R. Parke, D. F. Welch, and R. J. Lang, “Modulation characteristics of MFA-MOPAs,” in Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE, 1993), pp. 536–537.

Langenhorst, R.

P. Paulus, R. Langenhorst, and D. Jager, “Generation and optimum control of picosecond optical pulses from gain-switched semiconductor lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1519–1523 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Lichtner, M.

M. Spreemann, M. Lichtner, M. Radziunas, U. Bandelow, and H. Wenzel, “Measurement and simulation of distributed-feedback tapered master-oscillator power-amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45, 609–616 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Radziunas, V. Z. Tronciu, U. Bandelow, M. Lichtner, M. Spreeman, and H. Wenzel, “Mode transitions in distributed-feedback tapered master-oscillator power amplifier: theory and experiments,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 40, 1103–1109 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Liero, A.

S. Schwertfeger, A. Klehr, T. Hoffmann, A. Liero, H. Wenzel, and G. Erbert, “Picosecond pulses with 50 W peak power and reduced ASE background from an all-semiconductor MOPA system,” Appl. Phys. B 103, 603–607 (2011).
[CrossRef]

McInerney, J. G.

A. Egan, C. Z. Ning, J. V. Moloney, R. A. Indik, M. W. Wright, D. J. Bossert, and J. G. McInerney, “Dynamic instabilities in master oscillator power amplifier semiconductor lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 166–170 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Mehuys, D.

S. O’Brien, D. F. Welch, R. A. Parke, D. Mehuys, K. Dzurko, R. J. Lang, R. Waarts, and D. Scifres, “Operating characteristics of a high-power monolithically integrated flared amplifier master-oscillator power-amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2052–2057 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Moloney, J. V.

A. Egan, C. Z. Ning, J. V. Moloney, R. A. Indik, M. W. Wright, D. J. Bossert, and J. G. McInerney, “Dynamic instabilities in master oscillator power amplifier semiconductor lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 166–170 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Mulet, J.

A. Consoli, I. Esquivias, F. J. López Hernandéz, J. Mulet, and S. Balle, “Characterization of gain-switched pulses from 1.55 μm VCSEL,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 772–774 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ning, C. Z.

A. Egan, C. Z. Ning, J. V. Moloney, R. A. Indik, M. W. Wright, D. J. Bossert, and J. G. McInerney, “Dynamic instabilities in master oscillator power amplifier semiconductor lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 166–170 (1998).
[CrossRef]

O’Brien, S.

S. O’Brien, D. F. Welch, R. A. Parke, D. Mehuys, K. Dzurko, R. J. Lang, R. Waarts, and D. Scifres, “Operating characteristics of a high-power monolithically integrated flared amplifier master-oscillator power-amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2052–2057 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Oh, S. W.

M. L. Osowski, Y. Gewirtz, R. M. Lammert, S. W. Oh, C. Panja, V. C. Elrade, L. Vaissié, F. D. Patel, and J. E. Ungar, “High-power semiconductor lasers at eye-safe wavelengths,” Proc. SPIE 7325, 73250V (2009).
[CrossRef]

Osowski, M. L.

M. L. Osowski, Y. Gewirtz, R. M. Lammert, S. W. Oh, C. Panja, V. C. Elrade, L. Vaissié, F. D. Patel, and J. E. Ungar, “High-power semiconductor lasers at eye-safe wavelengths,” Proc. SPIE 7325, 73250V (2009).
[CrossRef]

Panja, C.

M. L. Osowski, Y. Gewirtz, R. M. Lammert, S. W. Oh, C. Panja, V. C. Elrade, L. Vaissié, F. D. Patel, and J. E. Ungar, “High-power semiconductor lasers at eye-safe wavelengths,” Proc. SPIE 7325, 73250V (2009).
[CrossRef]

Parke, R.

K. M. Dzurko, R. Parke, D. F. Welch, and R. J. Lang, “Modulation characteristics of MFA-MOPAs,” in Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE, 1993), pp. 536–537.

Parke, R. A.

S. O’Brien, D. F. Welch, R. A. Parke, D. Mehuys, K. Dzurko, R. J. Lang, R. Waarts, and D. Scifres, “Operating characteristics of a high-power monolithically integrated flared amplifier master-oscillator power-amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2052–2057 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Paschke, K.

H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, O. Brox, F. Bugge, J. Fricke, A. Ginolas, A. Knauer, P. Ressel, and G. Erbert, “10 W continuous-wave monolithically integrated master-oscillator power-amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 43, 160–161 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Patel, F. D.

M. L. Osowski, Y. Gewirtz, R. M. Lammert, S. W. Oh, C. Panja, V. C. Elrade, L. Vaissié, F. D. Patel, and J. E. Ungar, “High-power semiconductor lasers at eye-safe wavelengths,” Proc. SPIE 7325, 73250V (2009).
[CrossRef]

Paulus, P.

P. Paulus, R. Langenhorst, and D. Jager, “Generation and optimum control of picosecond optical pulses from gain-switched semiconductor lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1519–1523 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Radziunas, M.

V. Z. Tronciu, S. Schwertfeger, M. Radziunas, A. Klehr, U. Bandelow, and H. Wenzel, “Numerical simulation of the amplification of picosecond laser pulses in tapered semiconductor amplifiers and comparison with experimental results,” Opt. Commun. 285, 2897–2904 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. Spreemann, M. Lichtner, M. Radziunas, U. Bandelow, and H. Wenzel, “Measurement and simulation of distributed-feedback tapered master-oscillator power-amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45, 609–616 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Radziunas, V. Z. Tronciu, U. Bandelow, M. Lichtner, M. Spreeman, and H. Wenzel, “Mode transitions in distributed-feedback tapered master-oscillator power amplifier: theory and experiments,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 40, 1103–1109 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. Bauer, O. Brox, J. Kreissl, B. Sartorius, M. Radziunas, J. Sieber, H. J. Wünsche, and F. Henneberger, “Nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor lasers with active optical feedback,” Phys. Rev. E 69, 016206 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ressel, P.

H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, O. Brox, F. Bugge, J. Fricke, A. Ginolas, A. Knauer, P. Ressel, and G. Erbert, “10 W continuous-wave monolithically integrated master-oscillator power-amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 43, 160–161 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sartorius, B.

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V. Z. Tronciu, S. Schwertfeger, M. Radziunas, A. Klehr, U. Bandelow, and H. Wenzel, “Numerical simulation of the amplification of picosecond laser pulses in tapered semiconductor amplifiers and comparison with experimental results,” Opt. Commun. 285, 2897–2904 (2012).
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S. O’Brien, D. F. Welch, R. A. Parke, D. Mehuys, K. Dzurko, R. J. Lang, R. Waarts, and D. Scifres, “Operating characteristics of a high-power monolithically integrated flared amplifier master-oscillator power-amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2052–2057 (1993).
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S. Bauer, O. Brox, J. Kreissl, B. Sartorius, M. Radziunas, J. Sieber, H. J. Wünsche, and F. Henneberger, “Nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor lasers with active optical feedback,” Phys. Rev. E 69, 016206 (2004).
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M. Radziunas, V. Z. Tronciu, U. Bandelow, M. Lichtner, M. Spreeman, and H. Wenzel, “Mode transitions in distributed-feedback tapered master-oscillator power amplifier: theory and experiments,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 40, 1103–1109 (2008).
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M. Spreemann, M. Lichtner, M. Radziunas, U. Bandelow, and H. Wenzel, “Measurement and simulation of distributed-feedback tapered master-oscillator power-amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45, 609–616 (2009).
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V. Z. Tronciu, S. Schwertfeger, M. Radziunas, A. Klehr, U. Bandelow, and H. Wenzel, “Numerical simulation of the amplification of picosecond laser pulses in tapered semiconductor amplifiers and comparison with experimental results,” Opt. Commun. 285, 2897–2904 (2012).
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M. L. Osowski, Y. Gewirtz, R. M. Lammert, S. W. Oh, C. Panja, V. C. Elrade, L. Vaissié, F. D. Patel, and J. E. Ungar, “High-power semiconductor lasers at eye-safe wavelengths,” Proc. SPIE 7325, 73250V (2009).
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S. O’Brien, D. F. Welch, R. A. Parke, D. Mehuys, K. Dzurko, R. J. Lang, R. Waarts, and D. Scifres, “Operating characteristics of a high-power monolithically integrated flared amplifier master-oscillator power-amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2052–2057 (1993).
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S. O’Brien, D. F. Welch, R. A. Parke, D. Mehuys, K. Dzurko, R. J. Lang, R. Waarts, and D. Scifres, “Operating characteristics of a high-power monolithically integrated flared amplifier master-oscillator power-amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2052–2057 (1993).
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Wenzel, H.

V. Z. Tronciu, S. Schwertfeger, M. Radziunas, A. Klehr, U. Bandelow, and H. Wenzel, “Numerical simulation of the amplification of picosecond laser pulses in tapered semiconductor amplifiers and comparison with experimental results,” Opt. Commun. 285, 2897–2904 (2012).
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S. Schwertfeger, A. Klehr, T. Hoffmann, A. Liero, H. Wenzel, and G. Erbert, “Picosecond pulses with 50 W peak power and reduced ASE background from an all-semiconductor MOPA system,” Appl. Phys. B 103, 603–607 (2011).
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V. Z. Tronciu, S. Schwertfeger, M. Radziunas, A. Klehr, U. Bandelow, and H. Wenzel, “Numerical simulation of the amplification of picosecond laser pulses in tapered semiconductor amplifiers and comparison with experimental results,” Opt. Commun. 285, 2897–2904 (2012).
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M. Radziunas, V. Z. Tronciu, U. Bandelow, M. Lichtner, M. Spreeman, and H. Wenzel, “Mode transitions in distributed-feedback tapered master-oscillator power amplifier: theory and experiments,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 40, 1103–1109 (2008).
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S. Bauer, O. Brox, J. Kreissl, B. Sartorius, M. Radziunas, J. Sieber, H. J. Wünsche, and F. Henneberger, “Nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor lasers with active optical feedback,” Phys. Rev. E 69, 016206 (2004).
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P. Adamiec, A. Consoli, J. M. G. Tijero, I. Esquivias, S. Schwertfeger, A. Klehr, H. Wenzel, and G. Erbert, “Short pulse generation by Q-switching two section tapered lasers,” Proc. SPIE 8277, 82771N (2012).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Continuous wave optical power versus amplifier current for different master oscillator currents (0, 10, 30, 50, 100, 200, and 500 mA, from bottom to top). Inset, optical spectrum at I PA = 4 A and I MO = 500 mA .

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Optical spectra for a master oscillator current of 30 mA and different amplifier currents I PA , corresponding to a valley of the ripples in Fig. 1 (top), to a peak (center), and to the consecutive valley (bottom). The curves have been vertically shifted for clarity.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Evolution of optical pulses with the (a) oscillator and (b) amplifier currents at a repetition frequency of 1 GHz.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Peak power and FWHM of the pulses as a function of the (a) oscillator and (b) amplifier currents at a repetition frequency of 1 GHz.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Pulse train with highest peak power and lowest FWHM measured at 1 GHz and I PA = 4 A and I MO = 30 mA .

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Spectrum of the pulses in Fig. 5. Inset, spectrum in linear scale and small wavelength range.

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