Abstract

A 40-stripe diode array was actively mode locked in an external cavity containing a single-mode optical fiber and a six-prism sequence to provide self-phase-modulation and tunable dispersion compensation. By making the total cavity group-velocity dispersion strongly negative, a solitonlike pulse-shaping process could be created. Pulses as short as 650 fs with a time–bandwidth product of 0.47 were generated. This study extends new techniques developed for mode locking solid-state lasers to diode-based systems.

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1992 (1)

1991 (4)

H.A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E.P. Ippen, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 2076 (1991).

R. S. Grant, W. Sibbett, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 1119 (1991).

M. Hofer, M. E. Fermann, F. Haberl, M. H. Ober, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 16, 502 (1991).

J. H. Zarrabi, E. L. Portnoi, A. V. Chelnokov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1526 (1991).

1989 (2)

H. Masuda, A. Takada, Electron. Lett. 25, 1418 (1989).

J.E. Bowers, P.A. Morton, A. Mar, S.W. Corzine, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2621 (1989).

1988 (1)

S.W. Corzine, J.E. Bowers, G. Przybylek, U. Koren, B. I. Miller, C. E. Soccolich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 348 (1988).

1987 (1)

M. P. Kesler, E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1765 (1987).

1982 (1)

F.J. Duarte, J.A. Piper, Opt. Commun. 43, 303 (1982).

Andreadakis, N.

Bowers, J.E.

J.E. Bowers, P.A. Morton, A. Mar, S.W. Corzine, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2621 (1989).

S.W. Corzine, J.E. Bowers, G. Przybylek, U. Koren, B. I. Miller, C. E. Soccolich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 348 (1988).

Chelnokov, A. V.

J. H. Zarrabi, E. L. Portnoi, A. V. Chelnokov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1526 (1991).

Corzine, S.W.

J.E. Bowers, P.A. Morton, A. Mar, S.W. Corzine, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2621 (1989).

S.W. Corzine, J.E. Bowers, G. Przybylek, U. Koren, B. I. Miller, C. E. Soccolich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 348 (1988).

Delfyett, P.J.

Duarte, F.J.

F.J. Duarte, J.A. Piper, Opt. Commun. 43, 303 (1982).

Fermann, M. E.

Florez, L.

Fujimoto, J. G.

H.A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E.P. Ippen, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 2076 (1991).

Gmitter, T.

Grant, R. S.

R. S. Grant, W. Sibbett, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 1119 (1991).

Haberl, F.

Haus, H.A.

H.A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E.P. Ippen, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 2076 (1991).

Hofer, M.

Ippen, E. P.

M. P. Kesler, E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1765 (1987).

Ippen, E.P.

H.A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E.P. Ippen, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 2076 (1991).

Kesler, M. P.

M. P. Kesler, E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1765 (1987).

Koren, U.

S.W. Corzine, J.E. Bowers, G. Przybylek, U. Koren, B. I. Miller, C. E. Soccolich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 348 (1988).

Mar, A.

J.E. Bowers, P.A. Morton, A. Mar, S.W. Corzine, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2621 (1989).

Masuda, H.

H. Masuda, A. Takada, Electron. Lett. 25, 1418 (1989).

Miller, B. I.

S.W. Corzine, J.E. Bowers, G. Przybylek, U. Koren, B. I. Miller, C. E. Soccolich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 348 (1988).

Morton, P.A.

J.E. Bowers, P.A. Morton, A. Mar, S.W. Corzine, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2621 (1989).

Ober, M. H.

Piper, J.A.

F.J. Duarte, J.A. Piper, Opt. Commun. 43, 303 (1982).

Portnoi, E. L.

J. H. Zarrabi, E. L. Portnoi, A. V. Chelnokov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1526 (1991).

Przybylek, G.

S.W. Corzine, J.E. Bowers, G. Przybylek, U. Koren, B. I. Miller, C. E. Soccolich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 348 (1988).

Schmidt, A. J.

Sibbett, W.

R. S. Grant, W. Sibbett, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 1119 (1991).

Soccolich, C. E.

S.W. Corzine, J.E. Bowers, G. Przybylek, U. Koren, B. I. Miller, C. E. Soccolich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 348 (1988).

Stoffel, N.

Takada, A.

H. Masuda, A. Takada, Electron. Lett. 25, 1418 (1989).

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J. H. Zarrabi, E. L. Portnoi, A. V. Chelnokov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1526 (1991).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (4)

S.W. Corzine, J.E. Bowers, G. Przybylek, U. Koren, B. I. Miller, C. E. Soccolich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 348 (1988).

J. H. Zarrabi, E. L. Portnoi, A. V. Chelnokov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1526 (1991).

R. S. Grant, W. Sibbett, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 1119 (1991).

M. P. Kesler, E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1765 (1987).

Electron. Lett. (1)

H. Masuda, A. Takada, Electron. Lett. 25, 1418 (1989).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J.E. Bowers, P.A. Morton, A. Mar, S.W. Corzine, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2621 (1989).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

H.A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E.P. Ippen, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 2076 (1991).

Opt. Commun. (1)

F.J. Duarte, J.A. Piper, Opt. Commun. 43, 303 (1982).

Opt. Lett. (2)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the hybrid mode-locked diode-array external cavity.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Variation of the pulse shape as a function of intracavity prism separation. The inset is a typical sampling oscilloscope output of the mode-locked pulse train.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation and optical spectrum of the mode-locked pulse that was generated with a 450-cm fiber and a 300-cm prism separation.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Dependence of pulse duration on prism separation (Lp) for two fiber lengths.

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