Abstract

For the first time, to our knowledge, transform-limited and high-power picosecond pulses in the gigahertz region are successfully generated from a distributed-feedback laser diode using spectral manipulation with a narrow-band Fabry–Perot resonator and erbium fiber amplifiers. The pulses, which before the optical filtering have a width of 27 psec and a spectral width of 1.24 nm, are transformed to transform-limited pulses with a width of 17 psec and a spectral width of 0.21 nm. The peak power of the pulse at a 6-GHz repetition rate is amplified to greater than 90 mW with an erbium fiber amplifier.

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1989 (2)

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[CrossRef]

M. Nakazawa, Y. Kimura, K. Suzuki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 295 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988 (2)

K. Hagimoto, K. Aida, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-6,1678 (1988).
[CrossRef]

M. Kitamura, S. Takano, N. Henmi, T. Sasaki, H. Yamada, Y. Shinohara, H. Hasumi, I. Mito, Electron. Lett. 24, 1045 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987 (2)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Takada, T. Sugie, M. Saruwatari, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 1525 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

R. A Linke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 593 (1985).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

1983 (1)

C. Lin, T. P. Lee, C. A. Burrus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 42, 141 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Aida, K.

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[CrossRef]

Bowers, J. E.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Dentai, A. G.

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[CrossRef]

Desurvire, E.

Eisenstein, G.

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[CrossRef]

Hagimoto, K.

K. Hagimoto, K. Aida, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-6,1678 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Hasumi, H.

M. Kitamura, S. Takano, N. Henmi, T. Sasaki, H. Yamada, Y. Shinohara, H. Hasumi, I. Mito, Electron. Lett. 24, 1045 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Henmi, N.

M. Kitamura, S. Takano, N. Henmi, T. Sasaki, H. Yamada, Y. Shinohara, H. Hasumi, I. Mito, Electron. Lett. 24, 1045 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Kaminow, I. P.

R. A. Linke, B. L. Kasper, J. C. Cambell, A. G. Dentai, I. P. Kaminow, Electron. Lett. 20, 498 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Kasper, B. L.

R. A. Linke, B. L. Kasper, J. C. Cambell, A. G. Dentai, I. P. Kaminow, Electron. Lett. 20, 498 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Kimura, Y.

M. Nakazawa, K. Suzuki, Y. Kimura, Opt. Lett. 15, 588 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Nakazawa, Y. Kimura, K. Suzuki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 295 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Kitamura, M.

M. Kitamura, S. Takano, N. Henmi, T. Sasaki, H. Yamada, Y. Shinohara, H. Hasumi, I. Mito, Electron. Lett. 24, 1045 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Koch, T. L.

R. S. Tucker, U. Koren, G. Raybon, C. A. Burrus, B. I. Miller, T. L. Koch, G. Eisenstein, Electron. Lett. 25, 621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

T. L. Koch, J. E. Bowers, Electron. Lett. 20, 1038 (1984); T. L. Koch, R. A. Linke, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 612 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Koren, U.

R. S. Tucker, U. Koren, G. Raybon, C. A. Burrus, B. I. Miller, T. L. Koch, G. Eisenstein, Electron. Lett. 25, 621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Lee, T. P.

C. Lin, T. P. Lee, C. A. Burrus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 42, 141 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Lin, C.

C. Lin, T. P. Lee, C. A. Burrus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 42, 141 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Linke, R. A

R. A Linke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 593 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Linke, R. A.

R. A. Linke, B. L. Kasper, J. C. Cambell, A. G. Dentai, I. P. Kaminow, Electron. Lett. 20, 498 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Miller, B. I.

R. S. Tucker, U. Koren, G. Raybon, C. A. Burrus, B. I. Miller, T. L. Koch, G. Eisenstein, Electron. Lett. 25, 621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Mito, I.

M. Kitamura, S. Takano, N. Henmi, T. Sasaki, H. Yamada, Y. Shinohara, H. Hasumi, I. Mito, Electron. Lett. 24, 1045 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Nakazawa, M.

M. Nakazawa, K. Suzuki, Y. Kimura, Opt. Lett. 15, 588 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Nakazawa, Y. Kimura, K. Suzuki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 295 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Pecker, P. C.

Raybon, G.

R. S. Tucker, U. Koren, G. Raybon, C. A. Burrus, B. I. Miller, T. L. Koch, G. Eisenstein, Electron. Lett. 25, 621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Saruwatari, M.

A. Takada, T. Sugie, M. Saruwatari, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 1525 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Sasaki, T.

M. Kitamura, S. Takano, N. Henmi, T. Sasaki, H. Yamada, Y. Shinohara, H. Hasumi, I. Mito, Electron. Lett. 24, 1045 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Shinohara, Y.

M. Kitamura, S. Takano, N. Henmi, T. Sasaki, H. Yamada, Y. Shinohara, H. Hasumi, I. Mito, Electron. Lett. 24, 1045 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Simpson, J. R.

Sugie, T.

A. Takada, T. Sugie, M. Saruwatari, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 1525 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Suzuki, K.

M. Nakazawa, K. Suzuki, Y. Kimura, Opt. Lett. 15, 588 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Nakazawa, Y. Kimura, K. Suzuki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 295 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Takada, A.

A. Takada, T. Sugie, M. Saruwatari, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 1525 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Takano, S.

M. Kitamura, S. Takano, N. Henmi, T. Sasaki, H. Yamada, Y. Shinohara, H. Hasumi, I. Mito, Electron. Lett. 24, 1045 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Tucker, R. S.

R. S. Tucker, U. Koren, G. Raybon, C. A. Burrus, B. I. Miller, T. L. Koch, G. Eisenstein, Electron. Lett. 25, 621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Yamada, H.

M. Kitamura, S. Takano, N. Henmi, T. Sasaki, H. Yamada, Y. Shinohara, H. Hasumi, I. Mito, Electron. Lett. 24, 1045 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

C. Lin, T. P. Lee, C. A. Burrus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 42, 141 (1983).
[CrossRef]

M. Nakazawa, Y. Kimura, K. Suzuki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 295 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (4)

M. Kitamura, S. Takano, N. Henmi, T. Sasaki, H. Yamada, Y. Shinohara, H. Hasumi, I. Mito, Electron. Lett. 24, 1045 (1988).
[CrossRef]

T. L. Koch, J. E. Bowers, Electron. Lett. 20, 1038 (1984); T. L. Koch, R. A. Linke, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 612 (1986).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Linke, B. L. Kasper, J. C. Cambell, A. G. Dentai, I. P. Kaminow, Electron. Lett. 20, 498 (1984).
[CrossRef]

R. S. Tucker, U. Koren, G. Raybon, C. A. Burrus, B. I. Miller, T. L. Koch, G. Eisenstein, Electron. Lett. 25, 621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

K. Hagimoto, K. Aida, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-6,1678 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. Takada, T. Sugie, M. Saruwatari, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 1525 (1987).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

R. A Linke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 593 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for the generation of transform-limited picosecond high-power pulses using the DFB LD. PZT, piezoelectric transducer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectral profile manipulation for generation of transform-limited pulses using a FPR. (a) Spectrum without modulation; (b) modulated spectrum without a FPR; (c), (d) modulated spectra with a FPR. The spectral resolution of the spectrometer is 0.1 mm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Transient changes of oscillation wavelength with time, measured with the combination of a synchroscan streak camera and a monochromator. The repetition rate is 6 GHz. (a), (b), and (c) are without FPR; (d) and (e) are with FPR. Chirping toward longer wavelengths corresponds to the direction from the bottom to the top in each chirp curve.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectrally resolved wave-form changes of the LD pulse with changes of FPR center wavelength.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Wave-form changes of the LD output pulses using narrow-band spectral filter and erbium fiber amplifiers, (a) Without filtering, (b) with filtering and erbium amplification. The inset shows the output spectrum of the erbium amplifier.

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