Abstract

We propose a new method for obtaining high-power short optical pulses without trailing pulses from an actively mode-locked laser diode. To quench the residual optical gain, a part of the output is reflected back into the laser diode with the orthogonal polarization and the appropriate time delay. A numerical analysis using traveling-wave rate equations shows that trailing pulses caused by both the excess gain and the residual reflection at the laser diode facet are drastically suppressed.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Partial-integration method for analysis of mode-locked semiconductor lasers

R. J. Helkey, P. A. Morton, and J. E. Bowers
Opt. Lett. 15(2) 112-114 (1990)

Injection locking of an actively mode-locked semiconductor laser

M. Margalit, M. Orenstein, G. Eisenstein, and V. Mikhaelshvili
Opt. Lett. 19(24) 2125-2127 (1994)

Influence of diode facet reflectivity on the dynamics of actively mode-locked semiconductor lasers

Brian K. Garside and Paul Kempf
Appl. Opt. 25(21) 3846-3849 (1986)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription