High peak-power picosecond pulse generation at 1.26 μm using a quantum-dot-based externalcavity mode-locked laser and tapered optical amplifier

Y. Ding, M.A. Cataluna, D. Nikitichev, E. Rafailov, R. Aviles-Espinosa, P. Loza-Alvarez, M. Ruiz, M. Tran, Y. Robert, M. Krakowski, T. Xu, P. Bardella, M. Rossetti, I. Montrosset, A. Kapsalis, H. Simos, C. Mesaritakis, D. Syvridis, I. Krestnikov, D. Livshits

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In this paper, we present the generation of high peak-power picosecond optical pulses in the 1.26 µm spectral band from a repetitionrate- tunable quantum-dot external-cavity passively mode-locked laser (QDECMLL), amplified by a tapered quantum-dot semiconductor optical amplifier (QD-SOA). The laser emission wavelength was controlled through a chirped volume Bragg grating which was used as an external cavity output coupler. An average power of 208.2 mW, pulse energy of 321 pJ, and peak power of 30.3 W were achieved. Preliminary nonlinear imaging investigations indicate that this system is promising as a high peakpower pulsed light source for nonlinear bio-imaging applications across the 1.0 µm - 1.3 µm spectral range.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14308-14320
Number of pages13
JournalOptics Express
Volume20
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2012

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Ding, Y. ; Cataluna, M.A. ; Nikitichev, D. ; Rafailov, E. ; Aviles-Espinosa, R. ; Loza-Alvarez, P. ; Ruiz, M. ; Tran, M. ; Robert, Y. ; Krakowski, M. ; Xu, T. ; Bardella, P. ; Rossetti, M. ; Montrosset, I. ; Kapsalis, A. ; Simos, H. ; Mesaritakis, C. ; Syvridis, D. ; Krestnikov, I. ; Livshits, D. / High peak-power picosecond pulse generation at 1.26 μm using a quantum-dot-based externalcavity mode-locked laser and tapered optical amplifier. In: Optics Express. 2012 ; Vol. 20, No. 13. pp. 14308-14320.
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Ding, Y, Cataluna, MA, Nikitichev, D, Rafailov, E, Aviles-Espinosa, R, Loza-Alvarez, P, Ruiz, M, Tran, M, Robert, Y, Krakowski, M, Xu, T, Bardella, P, Rossetti, M, Montrosset, I, Kapsalis, A, Simos, H, Mesaritakis, C, Syvridis, D, Krestnikov, I & Livshits, D 2012, 'High peak-power picosecond pulse generation at 1.26 μm using a quantum-dot-based externalcavity mode-locked laser and tapered optical amplifier', Optics Express, vol. 20, no. 13, pp. 14308-14320. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.014308

High peak-power picosecond pulse generation at 1.26 μm using a quantum-dot-based externalcavity mode-locked laser and tapered optical amplifier. / Ding, Y.; Cataluna, M.A.; Nikitichev, D.; Rafailov, E.; Aviles-Espinosa, R.; Loza-Alvarez, P.; Ruiz, M.; Tran, M.; Robert, Y.; Krakowski, M.; Xu, T.; Bardella, P.; Rossetti, M.; Montrosset, I.; Kapsalis, A.; Simos, H.; Mesaritakis, C.; Syvridis, D.; Krestnikov, I.; Livshits, D.

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