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

Daniil I. Nikitichev, Ying Ding, Maria Ana Cataluna, Edik U. Rafailov, L. Drzewietzki, S. Breuer, W. Elsaesser, Mattia Rossetti, Paolo Bardella, Tianhong Xu, Ivo Montrosset, Igor L. Krestnikov, Daniil A. Livshits, Myke Ruiz, Michael Tran, Yannick Robert, Michel Krakowski

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-724
Number of pages10
JournalLaser Physics
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Nikitichev, D. I., Ding, Y., Cataluna, M. A., Rafailov, E. U., Drzewietzki, L., Breuer, S., Elsaesser, W., Rossetti, M., Bardella, P., Xu, T., Montrosset, I., Krestnikov, I. L., Livshits, D. A., Ruiz, M., Tran, M., Robert, Y., & Krakowski, M. (2012). High peak power and sub-picosecond Fourier-limited pulse generation from passively mode-locked monolithic two-section gain-guided tapered InGaAs quantum-dot lasers. Laser Physics, 22(4), 715-724. https://doi.org/10.1134/S1054660X12040147