Picosecond pulse amplification up to a peak power of 42 W by a quantum-dot tapered optical amplifier and a mode-locked laser emitting at 1.26 μm

Christoph Weber, Lukas Drzewietzki, Mattia Rossetti, Tianhong Xu, Paolo Bardella, Hercules Simos, Charis Mesaritakis, Mike Ruiz, Igor Krestnikov, Daniil Livshits, Michel Krakowski, Dimitris Syvridis, Ivo Montrosset, Edik U. Rafailov, Wolfgang Elsäßer, Stefan Breuer*

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Abstract

We experimentally study the generation and amplification of stable picosecond-short optical pulses by a master oscillator power-amplifier configuration consisting of a monolithic quantum-dot-based gain-guided tapered laser and amplifier emitting at 1.26 μm without pulse compression, external cavity, gain-or Q-switched operation. We report a peak power of 42 W and a figure-of-merit for second-order nonlinear imaging of 38.5 W2 at a repetition rate of 16 GHz and an associated pulse width of 1.37 ps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-398
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Volume40
Issue number3
Early online date29 Jan 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015

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