Abstract

Hybrid mode locking of a broad-area semiconductor laser with a multiple-quantum-well saturable absorber in an external cavity is demonstrated. A novel method for mode control of the broad-area laser output, based on patterning of the multiple quantum well absorber into a microdot mirror structure, is presented. Pulses as short as 15 ps, at a repetition rate of 593 MHz, with an average power of 9 mW and a peak power of 1 W have been achieved.

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N. Stelmakh, J.-M. Lourtioz, Electron. Lett. 29, 160 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. Chelnokov, J.-M. Lourtioz, P. Gavrilovic, Electron. Lett. 29, 861 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992

P. Delfyett, L. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. Heritage, G. Alphonse, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2203 (1992).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, T. Chiu, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, W. Knox, G. ’tHooft, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2123 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991

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

W. Knox, G. Doran, M. Asom, G. Livescu, R. Leibenguth, S. Chu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1491 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1988

S. Corzine, J. Bowers, G. Przybylek, U. Koren, B. Miller, C. Soccolich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 348 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1985

1984

1975

H. Haus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 736 (1975).
[CrossRef]

’tHooft, G.

U. Keller, W. Knox, G. ’tHooft, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2123 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Alphonse, G.

P. Delfyett, L. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. Heritage, G. Alphonse, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2203 (1992).
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Andreadakis, N.

P. Delfyett, L. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. Heritage, G. Alphonse, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2203 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Asom, M.

W. Knox, G. Doran, M. Asom, G. Livescu, R. Leibenguth, S. Chu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1491 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Bowers, J.

S. Corzine, J. Bowers, G. Przybylek, U. Koren, B. Miller, C. Soccolich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 348 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Chelnokov, A.

A. Chelnokov, J.-M. Lourtioz, P. Gavrilovic, Electron. Lett. 29, 861 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Chelnokov, A. V.

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

Chiu, T.

U. Keller, T. Chiu, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Chu, S.

W. Knox, G. Doran, M. Asom, G. Livescu, R. Leibenguth, S. Chu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1491 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Corzine, S.

S. Corzine, J. Bowers, G. Przybylek, U. Koren, B. Miller, C. Soccolich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 348 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Delfyett, P.

P. Delfyett, L. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. Heritage, G. Alphonse, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2203 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Doran, G.

W. Knox, G. Doran, M. Asom, G. Livescu, R. Leibenguth, S. Chu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1491 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Eilenberger, D. J.

Florez, L.

P. Delfyett, L. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. Heritage, G. Alphonse, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2203 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Gavrilovic, P.

A. Chelnokov, J.-M. Lourtioz, P. Gavrilovic, Electron. Lett. 29, 861 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Gmitter, T.

P. Delfyett, L. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. Heritage, G. Alphonse, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2203 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Gossard, A.

Haus, H.

H. Haus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 736 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Heritage, J.

P. Delfyett, L. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. Heritage, G. Alphonse, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2203 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

U. Keller, W. Knox, G. ’tHooft, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2123 (1992).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, T. Chiu, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Knox, W.

U. Keller, W. Knox, G. ’tHooft, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2123 (1992).
[CrossRef]

W. Knox, G. Doran, M. Asom, G. Livescu, R. Leibenguth, S. Chu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1491 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Koren, U.

S. Corzine, J. Bowers, G. Przybylek, U. Koren, B. Miller, C. Soccolich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 348 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Leibenguth, R.

W. Knox, G. Doran, M. Asom, G. Livescu, R. Leibenguth, S. Chu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1491 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Livescu, G.

W. Knox, G. Doran, M. Asom, G. Livescu, R. Leibenguth, S. Chu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1491 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Lourtioz, J.-M.

N. Stelmakh, J.-M. Lourtioz, Electron. Lett. 29, 160 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. Chelnokov, J.-M. Lourtioz, P. Gavrilovic, Electron. Lett. 29, 861 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Miller, B.

S. Corzine, J. Bowers, G. Przybylek, U. Koren, B. Miller, C. Soccolich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 348 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Miller, D.

Portnoi, E. L.

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

Przybylek, G.

S. Corzine, J. Bowers, G. Przybylek, U. Koren, B. Miller, C. Soccolich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 348 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Silberberg, Y.

P. Delfyett, L. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. Heritage, G. Alphonse, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2203 (1992).
[CrossRef]

P. W. Smith, Y. Silberberg, D. Miller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 1228 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Y. Silberberg, P. W. Smith, D. J. Eilenberger, D. Miller, A. Gossard, W. Wiegmann, Opt. Lett. 9, 507 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Smith, P. W.

Soccolich, C.

S. Corzine, J. Bowers, G. Przybylek, U. Koren, B. Miller, C. Soccolich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 348 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Stelmakh, N.

N. Stelmakh, J.-M. Lourtioz, Electron. Lett. 29, 160 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Stoffel, N.

P. Delfyett, L. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. Heritage, G. Alphonse, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2203 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Wiegmann, W.

Zarrabi, J.

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

Appl. Phys. Lett.

S. Corzine, J. Bowers, G. Przybylek, U. Koren, B. Miller, C. Soccolich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 348 (1988).
[CrossRef]

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

W. Knox, G. Doran, M. Asom, G. Livescu, R. Leibenguth, S. Chu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1491 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

A. Chelnokov, J.-M. Lourtioz, P. Gavrilovic, Electron. Lett. 29, 861 (1993).
[CrossRef]

N. Stelmakh, J.-M. Lourtioz, Electron. Lett. 29, 160 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

P. Delfyett, L. Florez, N. Stoffel, T. Gmitter, N. Andreadakis, Y. Silberberg, J. Heritage, G. Alphonse, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2203 (1992).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, T. Chiu, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, W. Knox, G. ’tHooft, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2123 (1992).
[CrossRef]

H. Haus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 736 (1975).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Lett.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the hybrid mode-locked broad-area laser external cavity. The beam is shown perpendicular to the junction. The insets show the microdot pattern and the LT GaAs–AlGaAs quantum-well reflector.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Autocorrelation traces of mode-locked laser output pulses that were generated with (a) the aluminum mirror, (b) the unpatterned MQW, and (c) the microdot.

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