Passively mode-locked lasers with integrated chirped Bragg grating reflectors

Strain, M.J., Stolarz, P.M. and Sorel, M. (2011) Passively mode-locked lasers with integrated chirped Bragg grating reflectors. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 47(4), pp. 492-499. (doi:10.1109/JQE.2010.2091396)

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Abstract

Passively mode-locked laser devices are presented incorporating chirped distributed Bragg reflectors. The Bragg grating sections consist of post-growth, sidewall relief, tapered gratings, offering continuous chirp and modulation of the coupling coefficient. Blue-chirped gratings are found to compensate for the pulse chirp accumulated in the laser gain and absorption sections. Pulses are measured with the largest 3 dB bandwidths, up to 2.3 nm, and smallest pulsewidths, 1.49 ps, achieved in passively mode-locked DBR lasers.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sorel, Professor Marc and Strain, Dr Michael
Authors: Strain, M.J., Stolarz, P.M., and Sorel, M.
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
ISSN:0018-9197

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