Abstract

We report the generation of transform-limited, ~18 ps optical pulses from a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) stabilized semiconductor laser diode. Up to 7.2 pJ of pulse energy and a peak power of 400mW were achieved when operating at a repetition frequency of 832.6 MHz, a multiple of the cavity (diode + FBG) free spectral range (FSR). A small detuning in the repetition frequency resulted in broader optical pulses. We have shown experimentally the transition from a gain-switched regime of operation to mode-locked operation once the injection current modulation frequency is set to match a harmonic of the cavity FSR. The transition also results in a reduction in the timing jitter of the optical pulses.

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2012 (2)

2011 (1)

C. de Dios, H. Lamela, “Improvements to long-duration low-power gain-switching diode laser pulses using a highly nonlinear optical loop mirror: Theory and experiment,” J. Lightw. Tech. 29, 700–707 (2011).

2010 (2)

2009 (2)

2008 (1)

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, M. A. F. Roelens, M. Ibsen, P. Petropoulos, D. J. Richardson, “Full characterization of low-power picosecond pulses from a gain-switched diode laser using electrooptic modulation-based linear FROG,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 20(7), 505–507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

J. Yoonchan, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, L. M. B. Hickey, P. W. Turner, “Power scaling of single-frequency Ytterbium-doped fiber master-oscillator power-amplifier sources up to 500 W,” IEEE Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 13(3), 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

R. Paoletti, D. Bertone, R. Fang, G. Magnetti, M. Meliga, G. Meneghini, G. Morello, G. Rossi, L. Tallone, M. Scofet, “Repetition rate, using a mode-locked hybrid distributed Bragg reflector (ML-HDBR) laser source,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 12(3), 245–247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

D.-S. Seo, H.-F. Liu, D. Y. Kim, D. D. Sampson, “Injection power and wavelength dependence of an external-seeded gain-switched Fabry–Perot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(11), 1503–1505 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1993 (3)

Z. Ahmed, L. Zhai, A. J. Lowery, N. Onodera, R. Tucker, “Locking bandwidth of actively mode-locked semiconductor lasers,” IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 29(6), 1714–1721 (1993).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Morton, V. Mizrahi, P. A. Andrekson, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, P. Lemaire, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, P. F. Sciortino., “Mode-locked hybrid soliton pulse source with extremely wide operating frequency range,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 5(1), 28–31 (1993).
[CrossRef]

K. A. Ahmed, H. F. Liu, N. Onodera, P. Lee, R. S. Tucker, Y. Ogawa, “Nearly transform-limited pulse (3.6 ps) generation from gain-swtiched 1-55 um distributed feeback laser by using fibre compression technique,” Electron. Lett. 29(1), 54 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1991 (2)

P. A. Morton, R. Adar, R. C. Kistler, C. H. Henry, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, “Hybrid soliton pulse source using a silica waveguide external cavity and Bragg reflector,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 59(23), 2944–2946 (1991).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Lowery, N. Onodera, R. Tucker, “Stability and spectral behavior of grating-controlled actively mode-locked lasers,” IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 27(11), 2422–2430 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

K. Y. Lau, “Gain switching of semiconductor injection lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52(4), 257–259 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

D. Linde, “Characterization of the noise in continuously operating mode-locked lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 39(4), 201–217 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Adar, R.

P. A. Morton, R. Adar, R. C. Kistler, C. H. Henry, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, “Hybrid soliton pulse source using a silica waveguide external cavity and Bragg reflector,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 59(23), 2944–2946 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Ahmed, K. A.

K. A. Ahmed, H. F. Liu, N. Onodera, P. Lee, R. S. Tucker, Y. Ogawa, “Nearly transform-limited pulse (3.6 ps) generation from gain-swtiched 1-55 um distributed feeback laser by using fibre compression technique,” Electron. Lett. 29(1), 54 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Ahmed, Z.

Z. Ahmed, L. Zhai, A. J. Lowery, N. Onodera, R. Tucker, “Locking bandwidth of actively mode-locked semiconductor lasers,” IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 29(6), 1714–1721 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Alam, S. U.

Ancona, A.

Andrekson, P. A.

P. A. Morton, V. Mizrahi, P. A. Andrekson, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, P. Lemaire, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, P. F. Sciortino., “Mode-locked hybrid soliton pulse source with extremely wide operating frequency range,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 5(1), 28–31 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Bertone, D.

R. Paoletti, D. Bertone, R. Fang, G. Magnetti, M. Meliga, G. Meneghini, G. Morello, G. Rossi, L. Tallone, M. Scofet, “Repetition rate, using a mode-locked hybrid distributed Bragg reflector (ML-HDBR) laser source,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 12(3), 245–247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bhadra, S. K.

Chen, K. K.

Coblentz, D. L.

P. A. Morton, V. Mizrahi, P. A. Andrekson, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, P. Lemaire, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, P. F. Sciortino., “Mode-locked hybrid soliton pulse source with extremely wide operating frequency range,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 5(1), 28–31 (1993).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Morton, R. Adar, R. C. Kistler, C. H. Henry, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, “Hybrid soliton pulse source using a silica waveguide external cavity and Bragg reflector,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 59(23), 2944–2946 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Codemard, C.

Consoli, A.

de Dios, C.

C. de Dios, H. Lamela, “Improvements to long-duration low-power gain-switching diode laser pulses using a highly nonlinear optical loop mirror: Theory and experiment,” J. Lightw. Tech. 29, 700–707 (2011).

Dogru, N.

N. Dogru, “Effect of grating parameters on mode-locked external cavity lasers,” IEEE Journal, Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 15(3), 644–652 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Döring, S.

Esquivias, I.

Fang, R.

R. Paoletti, D. Bertone, R. Fang, G. Magnetti, M. Meliga, G. Meneghini, G. Morello, G. Rossi, L. Tallone, M. Scofet, “Repetition rate, using a mode-locked hybrid distributed Bragg reflector (ML-HDBR) laser source,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 12(3), 245–247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ghosh, D.

Hanna, D. C.

Hayes, J. R.

Henry, C. H.

P. A. Morton, R. Adar, R. C. Kistler, C. H. Henry, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, “Hybrid soliton pulse source using a silica waveguide external cavity and Bragg reflector,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 59(23), 2944–2946 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Hickey, L. M. B.

J. Yoonchan, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, L. M. B. Hickey, P. W. Turner, “Power scaling of single-frequency Ytterbium-doped fiber master-oscillator power-amplifier sources up to 500 W,” IEEE Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 13(3), 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Horley, R.

J. Yoonchan, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, L. M. B. Hickey, P. W. Turner, “Power scaling of single-frequency Ytterbium-doped fiber master-oscillator power-amplifier sources up to 500 W,” IEEE Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 13(3), 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ibsen, M.

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, M. A. F. Roelens, M. Ibsen, P. Petropoulos, D. J. Richardson, “Full characterization of low-power picosecond pulses from a gain-switched diode laser using electrooptic modulation-based linear FROG,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 20(7), 505–507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Jauregui, C.

Kienle, F.

Kim, D. Y.

D.-S. Seo, H.-F. Liu, D. Y. Kim, D. D. Sampson, “Injection power and wavelength dependence of an external-seeded gain-switched Fabry–Perot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(11), 1503–1505 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kistler, R. C.

P. A. Morton, R. Adar, R. C. Kistler, C. H. Henry, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, “Hybrid soliton pulse source using a silica waveguide external cavity and Bragg reflector,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 59(23), 2944–2946 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Lamela, H.

C. de Dios, H. Lamela, “Improvements to long-duration low-power gain-switching diode laser pulses using a highly nonlinear optical loop mirror: Theory and experiment,” J. Lightw. Tech. 29, 700–707 (2011).

Lau, K. Y.

K. Y. Lau, “Gain switching of semiconductor injection lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52(4), 257–259 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Lee, P.

K. A. Ahmed, H. F. Liu, N. Onodera, P. Lee, R. S. Tucker, Y. Ogawa, “Nearly transform-limited pulse (3.6 ps) generation from gain-swtiched 1-55 um distributed feeback laser by using fibre compression technique,” Electron. Lett. 29(1), 54 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Lemaire, P.

P. A. Morton, V. Mizrahi, P. A. Andrekson, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, P. Lemaire, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, P. F. Sciortino., “Mode-locked hybrid soliton pulse source with extremely wide operating frequency range,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 5(1), 28–31 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Limpert, J.

Lin, D.

Linde, D.

D. Linde, “Characterization of the noise in continuously operating mode-locked lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 39(4), 201–217 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Liu, H. F.

K. A. Ahmed, H. F. Liu, N. Onodera, P. Lee, R. S. Tucker, Y. Ogawa, “Nearly transform-limited pulse (3.6 ps) generation from gain-swtiched 1-55 um distributed feeback laser by using fibre compression technique,” Electron. Lett. 29(1), 54 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Liu, H.-F.

D.-S. Seo, H.-F. Liu, D. Y. Kim, D. D. Sampson, “Injection power and wavelength dependence of an external-seeded gain-switched Fabry–Perot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(11), 1503–1505 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Logan, R. A.

P. A. Morton, V. Mizrahi, P. A. Andrekson, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, P. Lemaire, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, P. F. Sciortino., “Mode-locked hybrid soliton pulse source with extremely wide operating frequency range,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 5(1), 28–31 (1993).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Morton, R. Adar, R. C. Kistler, C. H. Henry, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, “Hybrid soliton pulse source using a silica waveguide external cavity and Bragg reflector,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 59(23), 2944–2946 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Lowery, A. J.

Z. Ahmed, L. Zhai, A. J. Lowery, N. Onodera, R. Tucker, “Locking bandwidth of actively mode-locked semiconductor lasers,” IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 29(6), 1714–1721 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Lowery, N. Onodera, R. Tucker, “Stability and spectral behavior of grating-controlled actively mode-locked lasers,” IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 27(11), 2422–2430 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Magnetti, G.

R. Paoletti, D. Bertone, R. Fang, G. Magnetti, M. Meliga, G. Meneghini, G. Morello, G. Rossi, L. Tallone, M. Scofet, “Repetition rate, using a mode-locked hybrid distributed Bragg reflector (ML-HDBR) laser source,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 12(3), 245–247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Malinowski, A.

Meliga, M.

R. Paoletti, D. Bertone, R. Fang, G. Magnetti, M. Meliga, G. Meneghini, G. Morello, G. Rossi, L. Tallone, M. Scofet, “Repetition rate, using a mode-locked hybrid distributed Bragg reflector (ML-HDBR) laser source,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 12(3), 245–247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Meneghini, G.

R. Paoletti, D. Bertone, R. Fang, G. Magnetti, M. Meliga, G. Meneghini, G. Morello, G. Rossi, L. Tallone, M. Scofet, “Repetition rate, using a mode-locked hybrid distributed Bragg reflector (ML-HDBR) laser source,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 12(3), 245–247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Mizrahi, V.

P. A. Morton, V. Mizrahi, P. A. Andrekson, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, P. Lemaire, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, P. F. Sciortino., “Mode-locked hybrid soliton pulse source with extremely wide operating frequency range,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 5(1), 28–31 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Morello, G.

R. Paoletti, D. Bertone, R. Fang, G. Magnetti, M. Meliga, G. Meneghini, G. Morello, G. Rossi, L. Tallone, M. Scofet, “Repetition rate, using a mode-locked hybrid distributed Bragg reflector (ML-HDBR) laser source,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 12(3), 245–247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Morton, P. A.

P. A. Morton, V. Mizrahi, P. A. Andrekson, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, P. Lemaire, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, P. F. Sciortino., “Mode-locked hybrid soliton pulse source with extremely wide operating frequency range,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 5(1), 28–31 (1993).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Morton, R. Adar, R. C. Kistler, C. H. Henry, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, “Hybrid soliton pulse source using a silica waveguide external cavity and Bragg reflector,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 59(23), 2944–2946 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, J.

J. Yoonchan, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, L. M. B. Hickey, P. W. Turner, “Power scaling of single-frequency Ytterbium-doped fiber master-oscillator power-amplifier sources up to 500 W,” IEEE Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 13(3), 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nolte, S.

Ogawa, Y.

K. A. Ahmed, H. F. Liu, N. Onodera, P. Lee, R. S. Tucker, Y. Ogawa, “Nearly transform-limited pulse (3.6 ps) generation from gain-swtiched 1-55 um distributed feeback laser by using fibre compression technique,” Electron. Lett. 29(1), 54 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Onodera, N.

K. A. Ahmed, H. F. Liu, N. Onodera, P. Lee, R. S. Tucker, Y. Ogawa, “Nearly transform-limited pulse (3.6 ps) generation from gain-swtiched 1-55 um distributed feeback laser by using fibre compression technique,” Electron. Lett. 29(1), 54 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Z. Ahmed, L. Zhai, A. J. Lowery, N. Onodera, R. Tucker, “Locking bandwidth of actively mode-locked semiconductor lasers,” IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 29(6), 1714–1721 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Lowery, N. Onodera, R. Tucker, “Stability and spectral behavior of grating-controlled actively mode-locked lasers,” IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 27(11), 2422–2430 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Pal, M.

Paoletti, R.

R. Paoletti, D. Bertone, R. Fang, G. Magnetti, M. Meliga, G. Meneghini, G. Morello, G. Rossi, L. Tallone, M. Scofet, “Repetition rate, using a mode-locked hybrid distributed Bragg reflector (ML-HDBR) laser source,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 12(3), 245–247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D. N.

J. Yoonchan, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, L. M. B. Hickey, P. W. Turner, “Power scaling of single-frequency Ytterbium-doped fiber master-oscillator power-amplifier sources up to 500 W,” IEEE Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 13(3), 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Petropoulos, P.

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, M. A. F. Roelens, M. Ibsen, P. Petropoulos, D. J. Richardson, “Full characterization of low-power picosecond pulses from a gain-switched diode laser using electrooptic modulation-based linear FROG,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 20(7), 505–507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Price, J. H. V.

Richardson, D. J.

Roelens, M. A. F.

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, M. A. F. Roelens, M. Ibsen, P. Petropoulos, D. J. Richardson, “Full characterization of low-power picosecond pulses from a gain-switched diode laser using electrooptic modulation-based linear FROG,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 20(7), 505–507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Röser, F.

Rossi, G.

R. Paoletti, D. Bertone, R. Fang, G. Magnetti, M. Meliga, G. Meneghini, G. Morello, G. Rossi, L. Tallone, M. Scofet, “Repetition rate, using a mode-locked hybrid distributed Bragg reflector (ML-HDBR) laser source,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 12(3), 245–247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Sahu, J. K.

J. Yoonchan, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, L. M. B. Hickey, P. W. Turner, “Power scaling of single-frequency Ytterbium-doped fiber master-oscillator power-amplifier sources up to 500 W,” IEEE Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 13(3), 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sampson, D. D.

D.-S. Seo, H.-F. Liu, D. Y. Kim, D. D. Sampson, “Injection power and wavelength dependence of an external-seeded gain-switched Fabry–Perot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(11), 1503–1505 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Sciortino, P. F.

P. A. Morton, V. Mizrahi, P. A. Andrekson, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, P. Lemaire, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, P. F. Sciortino., “Mode-locked hybrid soliton pulse source with extremely wide operating frequency range,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 5(1), 28–31 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Scofet, M.

R. Paoletti, D. Bertone, R. Fang, G. Magnetti, M. Meliga, G. Meneghini, G. Morello, G. Rossi, L. Tallone, M. Scofet, “Repetition rate, using a mode-locked hybrid distributed Bragg reflector (ML-HDBR) laser source,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 12(3), 245–247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Seo, D.-S.

D.-S. Seo, H.-F. Liu, D. Y. Kim, D. D. Sampson, “Injection power and wavelength dependence of an external-seeded gain-switched Fabry–Perot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(11), 1503–1505 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Sergent, A. M.

P. A. Morton, V. Mizrahi, P. A. Andrekson, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, P. Lemaire, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, P. F. Sciortino., “Mode-locked hybrid soliton pulse source with extremely wide operating frequency range,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 5(1), 28–31 (1993).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Morton, R. Adar, R. C. Kistler, C. H. Henry, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, “Hybrid soliton pulse source using a silica waveguide external cavity and Bragg reflector,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 59(23), 2944–2946 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Shepherd, D. P.

Tallone, L.

R. Paoletti, D. Bertone, R. Fang, G. Magnetti, M. Meliga, G. Meneghini, G. Morello, G. Rossi, L. Tallone, M. Scofet, “Repetition rate, using a mode-locked hybrid distributed Bragg reflector (ML-HDBR) laser source,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 12(3), 245–247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Tanbun-Ek, T.

P. A. Morton, V. Mizrahi, P. A. Andrekson, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, P. Lemaire, D. L. Coblentz, A. M. Sergent, K. W. Wecht, P. F. Sciortino., “Mode-locked hybrid soliton pulse source with extremely wide operating frequency range,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 5(1), 28–31 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectral profiles of the gain-switched laser diode with (black line) and without (red line) FBG. (Inset) Temporal profiles for the seeded (black line) and unseeded (red line) cases.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Pulse train measured at 16th harmonic (832.6 MHz). (Inset) Trace of intensity autocorrelator indicating ~18 ps optical pulses and (b) amplitude and frequency chirp as a function of delay obtained using a linear FROG technique.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Optical pulse width measured at different repetition frequencies and (color) the corresponding optical pulse shapes.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Optical spectra measured for a range of injection current modulation frequencies showing the observed wavelength shift with respect to the central wavelength of the FBG.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Interference patterns between the 1st and the 10th optical pulses for two different operating frequencies corresponding to different operating regimes. The separation between peaks corresponds to the temporal separation between the two interfered optical pulses.

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