Abstract

Double-pass amplification of picosecond pulses is demonstrated and compared with single-pass amplification. This was achieved using a two-section tapered semiconductor optical amplifier with a chirped quantum-dot active region and a mode-locked laser diode as a seed. Across the range of biasing conditions common to both configurations, an enhancement in signal gain of up to 7 dB and output power by a factor of 4.1 was seen in the double-pass amplifier, compared to the single-pass. Only marginal increases in pulse duration were observed in the double-pass regime compared to the single-pass amplifier, meaning that enhancements in output power were well translated into peak power. Furthermore, the two-section contact layout of the SOA allowed the pulse duration to be optimised for a given fixed output power, giving additional flexibility to the amplifier. These results demonstrate the suitability of this simple and versatile technique, which could become the new standard in amplification of ultrashort pulses.

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2016 (1)

2015 (2)

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

2011 (2)

H. Ahmad, M. Z. Zulkifli, N. A. Hassan, A. A. Latif, and S. W. Harun, “High gain S-band semiconductors optical amplifier with double-pass configuration,” Laser Phys. 21(7), 1208–1211 (2011).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

2010 (2)

V. Bolpasi and W. v. Klitzing, “Double-pass tapered amplifier diode laser with an output power of 1 W for an injection power of only 200 µW,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81(11), 113108 (2010).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

2009 (1)

2008 (1)

T. Ulm, H. Fuchs, J. A. L’huillier, A. Klehr, B. Sumpf, and E. Gehrig, “Amplification of kW peak power femtosecond pulses in single quantum well InGaAs tapered amplifiers,” Opt. Commun. 281(8), 2160–2166 (2008).
[Crossref]

2007 (2)

E. U. Rafailov, M. A. Cataluna, and W. Sibbett, “Mode-locked quantum-dot lasers,” Nat. Photonics 1(7), 395–401 (2007).
[Crossref]

M. Kuntz, G. Fiol, M. Laemmlin, C. Meuer, and D. Bimberg, “High-Speed Mode-Locked Quantum-Dot Lasers and Optical Amplifiers,” Proc. IEEE 95(9), 1767–1778 (2007).
[Crossref]

2006 (1)

2005 (2)

K. Kim, S. Lee, and P. J. Delfyett, “1.4 kW high peak power generation from an all semiconductor mode-locked master oscillator power amplifier system based on eXtreme Chirped Pulse Amplification(X-CPA),” Opt. Express 13(12), 4600–4606 (2005).
[Crossref]

M.-T. Choi, W. Lee, J.-M. Kim, and P. J. Delfyett, “Ultrashort, high-power pulse generation from a master oscillator power amplifier based on external cavity mode locking of a quantum-dot two-section diode laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(22), 221107 (2005).
[Crossref]

1994 (1)

M. Y. Hong, Y. H. Chang, A. Dienes, J. P. Heritage, and P. J. Delfyett, “Subpicosecond pulse amplification in semiconductor laser amplifiers: theory and experiment,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30(4), 1122–1131 (1994).
[Crossref]

1989 (1)

G. P. Agrawal and N. A. Olsson, “Self-phase modulation and spectral broadening of optical pulses in semiconductor laser amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25(11), 2297–2306 (1989).
[Crossref]

Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal and N. A. Olsson, “Self-phase modulation and spectral broadening of optical pulses in semiconductor laser amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25(11), 2297–2306 (1989).
[Crossref]

Ahmad, H.

H. Ahmad, M. Z. Zulkifli, N. A. Hassan, A. A. Latif, and S. W. Harun, “High gain S-band semiconductors optical amplifier with double-pass configuration,” Laser Phys. 21(7), 1208–1211 (2011).
[Crossref]

Alhazime, A.

Y. Ding, A. Alhazime, D. Nikitichev, K. Fedorova, M. Ruiz, M. Tran, Y. Robert, A. Kapsalis, H. Simos, C. Mesaritakis, T. H. Xu, P. Bardella, M. Rossetti, I. Krestnikov, D. Livshits, I. Montrosset, D. Syvridis, M. A. Cataluna, M. Krakowski, and E. Rafailov, “Tunable Master-Oscillator Power-Amplifier Based on Chirped Quantum-Dot Structures,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 24(20), 1841–1844 (2012).
[Crossref]

Alloush, M. A.

M. A. Alloush, R. H. Pilny, C. Brenner, T. Prziwarka, A. Klehr, A. Knigge, G. Tränkle, and M. R. Hofmann, “Mode-locked diode laser with resonant ring amplifier,” Proc. SPIE 10682, 22 (2018).
[Crossref]

Aviles-Espinosa, R.

Balzer, J. C.

J. C. Balzer, T. Schlauch, T. Hoffmann, A. Klehr, G. Erbert, and M. R. Hofmann, “Modelocked semiconductor laser system with pulse picking for variable repetition rate,” Electron. Lett. 47(25), 1387–1388 (2011).
[Crossref]

Bardella, P.

A. F. Forrest, M. Krakowski, P. Bardella, and M. A. Cataluna, “High-power quantum-dot superluminescent tapered diode under CW operation,” Opt. Express 27(8), 10981–10990 (2019).
[Crossref]

C. Weber, L. Drzewietzki, M. Rossetti, T. Xu, P. Bardella, H. Simos, C. Mesaritakis, M. Ruiz, I. Krestnikov, D. Livshits, M. Krakowski, D. Syvridis, I. Montrosset, E. U. Rafailov, W. Elsäßer, and S. Breuer, “Picosecond pulse amplification up to a peak power of 42 W by a quantum-dot tapered optical amplifier and a mode-locked laser emitting at 1.26 µm,” Opt. Lett. 40(3), 395–398 (2015).
[Crossref]

Y. Ding, R. Aviles-Espinosa, M. A. Cataluna, D. Nikitichev, M. Ruiz, M. Tran, Y. Robert, A. Kapsalis, H. Simos, C. Mesaritakis, T. Xu, P. Bardella, M. Rossetti, I. Krestnikov, D. Livshits, I. Montrosset, D. Syvridis, M. Krakowski, P. Loza-Alvarez, and E. Rafailov, “High peak-power picosecond pulse generation at 1.26 µm using a quantum-dot-based external-cavity mode-locked laser and tapered optical amplifier,” Opt. Express 20(13), 14308–14320 (2012).
[Crossref]

Y. Ding, A. Alhazime, D. Nikitichev, K. Fedorova, M. Ruiz, M. Tran, Y. Robert, A. Kapsalis, H. Simos, C. Mesaritakis, T. H. Xu, P. Bardella, M. Rossetti, I. Krestnikov, D. Livshits, I. Montrosset, D. Syvridis, M. A. Cataluna, M. Krakowski, and E. Rafailov, “Tunable Master-Oscillator Power-Amplifier Based on Chirped Quantum-Dot Structures,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 24(20), 1841–1844 (2012).
[Crossref]

T. Xu, P. Bardella, M. Rossetti, and I. Montrosset, “Beam propagation method simulation and analysis of quantum dot flared semiconductor optical amplifiers in continuous wave high-saturation regime,” IET Optoelectron. 6(2), 110–116 (2012).
[Crossref]

Bimberg, D.

M. Kuntz, G. Fiol, M. Laemmlin, C. Meuer, and D. Bimberg, “High-Speed Mode-Locked Quantum-Dot Lasers and Optical Amplifiers,” Proc. IEEE 95(9), 1767–1778 (2007).
[Crossref]

Bolpasi, V.

V. Bolpasi and W. v. Klitzing, “Double-pass tapered amplifier diode laser with an output power of 1 W for an injection power of only 200 µW,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81(11), 113108 (2010).
[Crossref]

Brenner, C.

M. A. Alloush, R. H. Pilny, C. Brenner, T. Prziwarka, A. Klehr, A. Knigge, G. Tränkle, and M. R. Hofmann, “Mode-locked diode laser with resonant ring amplifier,” Proc. SPIE 10682, 22 (2018).
[Crossref]

Breuer, S.

Cataluna, M. A.

A. F. Forrest, M. Krakowski, P. Bardella, and M. A. Cataluna, “High-power quantum-dot superluminescent tapered diode under CW operation,” Opt. Express 27(8), 10981–10990 (2019).
[Crossref]

Y. Ding, R. Aviles-Espinosa, M. A. Cataluna, D. Nikitichev, M. Ruiz, M. Tran, Y. Robert, A. Kapsalis, H. Simos, C. Mesaritakis, T. Xu, P. Bardella, M. Rossetti, I. Krestnikov, D. Livshits, I. Montrosset, D. Syvridis, M. Krakowski, P. Loza-Alvarez, and E. Rafailov, “High peak-power picosecond pulse generation at 1.26 µm using a quantum-dot-based external-cavity mode-locked laser and tapered optical amplifier,” Opt. Express 20(13), 14308–14320 (2012).
[Crossref]

Y. Ding, A. Alhazime, D. Nikitichev, K. Fedorova, M. Ruiz, M. Tran, Y. Robert, A. Kapsalis, H. Simos, C. Mesaritakis, T. H. Xu, P. Bardella, M. Rossetti, I. Krestnikov, D. Livshits, I. Montrosset, D. Syvridis, M. A. Cataluna, M. Krakowski, and E. Rafailov, “Tunable Master-Oscillator Power-Amplifier Based on Chirped Quantum-Dot Structures,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 24(20), 1841–1844 (2012).
[Crossref]

E. U. Rafailov, M. A. Cataluna, and W. Sibbett, “Mode-locked quantum-dot lasers,” Nat. Photonics 1(7), 395–401 (2007).
[Crossref]

Chang, Y. H.

M. Y. Hong, Y. H. Chang, A. Dienes, J. P. Heritage, and P. J. Delfyett, “Subpicosecond pulse amplification in semiconductor laser amplifiers: theory and experiment,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30(4), 1122–1131 (1994).
[Crossref]

Choi, M.-T.

M.-T. Choi, W. Lee, J.-M. Kim, and P. J. Delfyett, “Ultrashort, high-power pulse generation from a master oscillator power amplifier based on external cavity mode locking of a quantum-dot two-section diode laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(22), 221107 (2005).
[Crossref]

Cruz, F. C.

Delfyett, P. J.

K. Kim, S. Lee, and P. J. Delfyett, “1.4 kW high peak power generation from an all semiconductor mode-locked master oscillator power amplifier system based on eXtreme Chirped Pulse Amplification(X-CPA),” Opt. Express 13(12), 4600–4606 (2005).
[Crossref]

M.-T. Choi, W. Lee, J.-M. Kim, and P. J. Delfyett, “Ultrashort, high-power pulse generation from a master oscillator power amplifier based on external cavity mode locking of a quantum-dot two-section diode laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(22), 221107 (2005).
[Crossref]

M. Y. Hong, Y. H. Chang, A. Dienes, J. P. Heritage, and P. J. Delfyett, “Subpicosecond pulse amplification in semiconductor laser amplifiers: theory and experiment,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30(4), 1122–1131 (1994).
[Crossref]

Dienes, A.

M. Y. Hong, Y. H. Chang, A. Dienes, J. P. Heritage, and P. J. Delfyett, “Subpicosecond pulse amplification in semiconductor laser amplifiers: theory and experiment,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30(4), 1122–1131 (1994).
[Crossref]

Ding, Y.

Y. Ding, R. Aviles-Espinosa, M. A. Cataluna, D. Nikitichev, M. Ruiz, M. Tran, Y. Robert, A. Kapsalis, H. Simos, C. Mesaritakis, T. Xu, P. Bardella, M. Rossetti, I. Krestnikov, D. Livshits, I. Montrosset, D. Syvridis, M. Krakowski, P. Loza-Alvarez, and E. Rafailov, “High peak-power picosecond pulse generation at 1.26 µm using a quantum-dot-based external-cavity mode-locked laser and tapered optical amplifier,” Opt. Express 20(13), 14308–14320 (2012).
[Crossref]

Y. Ding, A. Alhazime, D. Nikitichev, K. Fedorova, M. Ruiz, M. Tran, Y. Robert, A. Kapsalis, H. Simos, C. Mesaritakis, T. H. Xu, P. Bardella, M. Rossetti, I. Krestnikov, D. Livshits, I. Montrosset, D. Syvridis, M. A. Cataluna, M. Krakowski, and E. Rafailov, “Tunable Master-Oscillator Power-Amplifier Based on Chirped Quantum-Dot Structures,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 24(20), 1841–1844 (2012).
[Crossref]

Drzewietzki, L.

Elsäßer, W.

Erbert, G.

J. C. Balzer, T. Schlauch, T. Hoffmann, A. Klehr, G. Erbert, and M. R. Hofmann, “Modelocked semiconductor laser system with pulse picking for variable repetition rate,” Electron. Lett. 47(25), 1387–1388 (2011).
[Crossref]

P. Klopp, U. Griebner, M. Zorn, A. Klehr, A. Liero, M. Weyers, and G. Erbert, “Mode-locked InGaAs-AlGaAs disk laser generating sub-200-fs pulses, pulse picking and amplification by a tapered diode amplifier,” Opt. Express 17(13), 10820–10834 (2009).
[Crossref]

Erdmann, R.

S. Riecke, S. Schwertfeger, K. Lauritsen, K. Paschke, R. Erdmann, and G. Tränkle, “23W peak power picosecond pulses from a single-stage all-semiconductor master oscillator power amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 98(2-3), 295–299 (2010).
[Crossref]

Fedorova, K.

Y. Ding, A. Alhazime, D. Nikitichev, K. Fedorova, M. Ruiz, M. Tran, Y. Robert, A. Kapsalis, H. Simos, C. Mesaritakis, T. H. Xu, P. Bardella, M. Rossetti, I. Krestnikov, D. Livshits, I. Montrosset, D. Syvridis, M. A. Cataluna, M. Krakowski, and E. Rafailov, “Tunable Master-Oscillator Power-Amplifier Based on Chirped Quantum-Dot Structures,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 24(20), 1841–1844 (2012).
[Crossref]

Fiol, G.

M. Kuntz, G. Fiol, M. Laemmlin, C. Meuer, and D. Bimberg, “High-Speed Mode-Locked Quantum-Dot Lasers and Optical Amplifiers,” Proc. IEEE 95(9), 1767–1778 (2007).
[Crossref]

Forrest, A. F.

Fuchs, H.

T. Ulm, H. Fuchs, J. A. L’huillier, A. Klehr, B. Sumpf, and E. Gehrig, “Amplification of kW peak power femtosecond pulses in single quantum well InGaAs tapered amplifiers,” Opt. Commun. 281(8), 2160–2166 (2008).
[Crossref]

Gehrig, E.

T. Ulm, H. Fuchs, J. A. L’huillier, A. Klehr, B. Sumpf, and E. Gehrig, “Amplification of kW peak power femtosecond pulses in single quantum well InGaAs tapered amplifiers,” Opt. Commun. 281(8), 2160–2166 (2008).
[Crossref]

Gomez, E.

V. M. Valenzuela, L. Hernández, and E. Gomez, “High power rapidly tunable system for laser cooling,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83(1), 015111 (2012).
[Crossref]

Gould, P. L.

Griebner, U.

Hanzawa, Y.

R. Koda, Y. Takiguchi, S. Kono, H. Watanabe, Y. Hanzawa, H. Nakajima, M. Shiozaki, N. Sugawara, M. Kuramoto, and H. Narui, “Generation of a 2.2 nJ picosecond optical pulse with blue-violet wavelength using a GaInN master oscillator power amplifier,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 107(4), 041116 (2015).
[Crossref]

Harun, S. W.

H. Ahmad, M. Z. Zulkifli, N. A. Hassan, A. A. Latif, and S. W. Harun, “High gain S-band semiconductors optical amplifier with double-pass configuration,” Laser Phys. 21(7), 1208–1211 (2011).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1. (a) Schematic diagram of the tapered SOA, fabricated by III-V Lab (not to scale, waveguide tilt not shown). (b) Schematic illustration of the epitaxial structure used to fabricate the tapered SOA (grown by Innolume GmbH).
Fig. 2.
Fig. 2. Amplifier configurations schematic diagrams.
Fig. 3.
Fig. 3. Typical optical spectrum of an amplified pulse from the single pass configuration. The coherent amplified signal is indicated by the grey shaded area and sits on top of the ASE background shown in red.
Fig. 4.
Fig. 4. Plots of average power and gain vs front section current at various fixed rear section currents and a constant input power around 2 mW. (a) Single-pass output power. (b) Single-pass gain. (c) Double-pass output power. (d) Double-pass gain. (e) Double-pass output power with long-pass filterEurope. (f) Double-pass gain with long-pass filter.
Fig. 5.
Fig. 5. Comparison of the output power vs front section current plots from the single-pass and double-pass configurations with and without the long-pass filter at rear section currents of 0.1 A (a) and 0.3 A (b).
Fig. 6.
Fig. 6. Plot of pulse duration vs output power of pulse from the double-pass amplifier with the long-pass filter. Black lines indicate upper and lower envelopes of the pulse duration tuning range.