Laser Physics

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 715–724 | Cite as

High peak power and sub-picosecond Fourier-limited pulse generation from passively mode-locked monolithic two-section gain-guided tapered InGaAs quantum-dot lasers

  • D. I. Nikitichev
  • Y. Ding
  • M. A. Cataluna
  • E. U. Rafailov
  • L. Drzewietzki
  • S. Breuer
  • W. Elsaesser
  • M. Rossetti
  • P. Bardella
  • T. Xu
  • I. Montrosset
  • I. Krestnikov
  • D. Livshits
  • M. Ruiz
  • M. Tran
  • Y. Robert
  • M. Krakowski
Semiconductor Lasers

Abstract

We report on the development of a new generation of high-power ultrashort pulse quantum-dot lasers with tapered gain section. Two device designs are proposed and fabricated, with different total lengths and absorber-to-gain-section length-ratios. These designs have been informed by numerical simulations of the dynamic mode-locking regimes and their dependence on the structural parameters. One device design demonstrated a record-high peak power of 17.7 W with 1.26 ps pulse width and a second design enabled the generation of a Fourier-limited 672 fs pulse width with a peak power of 3.8 W. A maximum output average power of 288 mW with 28.7 pJ pulse energy was also attained. In addition, the integrated timing jitter of 2.6 ps and far-field patterns are demonstrated.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. I. Nikitichev
    • 1
  • Y. Ding
    • 1
  • M. A. Cataluna
    • 1
  • E. U. Rafailov
    • 1
  • L. Drzewietzki
    • 2
  • S. Breuer
    • 2
  • W. Elsaesser
    • 2
  • M. Rossetti
    • 3
  • P. Bardella
    • 3
  • T. Xu
    • 3
  • I. Montrosset
    • 3
  • I. Krestnikov
    • 4
  • D. Livshits
    • 4
  • M. Ruiz
    • 5
  • M. Tran
    • 5
  • Y. Robert
    • 5
  • M. Krakowski
    • 5
  1. 1.University of Dundee, School of Engineering, Physics and MathematicsDundeeUK
  2. 2.Institut für Angewandte PhysikTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.Politecnico di TorinoDipartimento di ElettronicaTurinItaly
  4. 4.Innolume GmbHDortmundGermany
  5. 5.III-V Lab, 1 Av Augustin FresnelCampus de PolytechniquePalaiseauFrance

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