Double-pass amplification of picosecond pulses with a tapered quantum-dot semiconductor amplifier

Adam F. Forrest, Michel Krakowski, Paolo Bardella, Maria Ana Cataluna

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Abstract

Double-pass amplification using tapered semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) enables a potential improvement in gain and output power compared to standard single-pass configurations, particularly at low input optical power. The potential of double-pass amplification has already been demonstrated in the case of a CW input1, as well of nanosecond pulses2. To the best of our knowledge, here we report the first demonstration of double-pass amplification of picosecond pulses. A single-pass approach was also implemented, using the same tapered SOA. A comparison is drawn, demonstrating the performance enhancement achieved with double-pass amplification, which paves the way for a more (electrically-)efficient amplification of ultrashort optical pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781728104690
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Spectroscopy
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Forrest, A. F., Krakowski, M., Bardella, P., & Cataluna, M. A. (2019). Double-pass amplification of picosecond pulses with a tapered quantum-dot semiconductor amplifier. In 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC) [8871869] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8871869