Abstract

We present what we believe to be the first actively Q-switched monolithic microchip laser with a wavelength of 1.55 μm that uses an electro-absorbing semiconductor modulator. At an absorbed pump power of 130  mW and a switching voltage of 2.2  V, the laser produces 470-nJ pulses at a repetition rate of 10  kHz. The output is a stable single longitudinal mode with a center wavelength of 1.553 μm, and the transverse beam profile is close to an ideal Gaussian, with an M2 value of 1.15.

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2001 (1)

2000 (1)

1998 (2)

G. Friel, R. Conroy, A. Kemp, B. Sinclair, and J. Ley, Appl. Phys. B 67, 267 (1998).
[CrossRef]

R. Fluck, R. Häring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3273 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

W. Mandeville and K. Dinndorf, Proc. SPIE 2748, 358 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

1992 (1)

1988 (1)

P. Stevens, M. Whitehead, G. Parry, and K. Woodbridge, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 2007 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

I. Bar-Joseph, C. Klingshirn, D. Miller, D. Chemal, U. Koren, and B. Miller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1010 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

P. Klipstein and N. Apsley, J. Phys. C 19, 6461 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Apsley, N.

P. Klipstein and N. Apsley, J. Phys. C 19, 6461 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Arvidsson, M.

Bar-Joseph, I.

I. Bar-Joseph, C. Klingshirn, D. Miller, D. Chemal, U. Koren, and B. Miller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1010 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Chemal, D.

I. Bar-Joseph, C. Klingshirn, D. Miller, D. Chemal, U. Koren, and B. Miller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1010 (1987).
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Conroy, R.

G. Friel, R. Conroy, A. Kemp, B. Sinclair, and J. Ley, Appl. Phys. B 67, 267 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Denker, B.

Dill, C.

Dinndorf, K.

W. Mandeville and K. Dinndorf, Proc. SPIE 2748, 358 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Fluck, R.

R. Fluck, R. Häring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3273 (1998).
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Friel, G.

G. Friel, R. Conroy, A. Kemp, B. Sinclair, and J. Ley, Appl. Phys. B 67, 267 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Galagan, B.

Gini, E.

R. Fluck, R. Häring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3273 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Häring, R.

R. Fluck, R. Häring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3273 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Karlsson, G.

Keller, U.

R. Fluck, R. Häring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3273 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kemp, A.

G. Friel, R. Conroy, A. Kemp, B. Sinclair, and J. Ley, Appl. Phys. B 67, 267 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Klingshirn, C.

I. Bar-Joseph, C. Klingshirn, D. Miller, D. Chemal, U. Koren, and B. Miller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1010 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Klipstein, P.

P. Klipstein and N. Apsley, J. Phys. C 19, 6461 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Koren, U.

I. Bar-Joseph, C. Klingshirn, D. Miller, D. Chemal, U. Koren, and B. Miller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1010 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Laurell, F.

Ley, J.

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[CrossRef]

Mandeville, W.

W. Mandeville and K. Dinndorf, Proc. SPIE 2748, 358 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Melchior, H.

R. Fluck, R. Häring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3273 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Miller, B.

I. Bar-Joseph, C. Klingshirn, D. Miller, D. Chemal, U. Koren, and B. Miller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1010 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Miller, D.

I. Bar-Joseph, C. Klingshirn, D. Miller, D. Chemal, U. Koren, and B. Miller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1010 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Osiko, V.

Parry, G.

P. Stevens, M. Whitehead, G. Parry, and K. Woodbridge, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 2007 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

R. Fluck, R. Häring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3273 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Pasiskevicius, V.

Sinclair, B.

G. Friel, R. Conroy, A. Kemp, B. Sinclair, and J. Ley, Appl. Phys. B 67, 267 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Stevens, P.

P. Stevens, M. Whitehead, G. Parry, and K. Woodbridge, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 2007 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Sverchkov, S.

Tellefsen, J.

Whitehead, M.

P. Stevens, M. Whitehead, G. Parry, and K. Woodbridge, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 2007 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Woodbridge, K.

P. Stevens, M. Whitehead, G. Parry, and K. Woodbridge, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 2007 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Zayhowski, J.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

G. Friel, R. Conroy, A. Kemp, B. Sinclair, and J. Ley, Appl. Phys. B 67, 267 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

R. Fluck, R. Häring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3273 (1998).
[CrossRef]

I. Bar-Joseph, C. Klingshirn, D. Miller, D. Chemal, U. Koren, and B. Miller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1010 (1987).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

P. Stevens, M. Whitehead, G. Parry, and K. Woodbridge, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 2007 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. C (1)

P. Klipstein and N. Apsley, J. Phys. C 19, 6461 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

W. Mandeville and K. Dinndorf, Proc. SPIE 2748, 358 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic drawing of the modulator design.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output pulse length at different repetition rates. The absorbed pump power is 130  mW, and the switching voltage is 2.2  V.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pulse energy and average output power at different repetition rates. The absorbed pump power is 130  mW, and the switching voltage is 2.2  V.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output spectrum of the laser. The FWHM is 0.08  nm.

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