A broadly tunable quantum-dot based ultra-short pulse master oscillator power amplifier with different diffraction grating orders as an external-cavity resonance feedback is studied. A broader tuning range, narrower optical spectra as well as higher peak power spectal density (maximun of 1.37 W/nm) from the second-order diffraction beam are achieved compared to those from the first-order diffraction beam in spite of slightly broader pulse duration from the second-order diffraction.
- quantum dot lasers
- SEMICONDUCTOR OPTICAL AMPLIFIER
- diffraction grating
- laser tuning
- High-speed optical techniques