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23 April 1982 Recent Progress In Picosecond Pulse Generation From Semiconductor Lasers
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Proceedings Volume 0322, Picosecond Lasers and Applications; (1982)
Event: 1982 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1982, Los Angeles, United States
This paper reviews the recent progress in producing picosecond optical pulses from semi-conductor laser diodes. The discussion concentrates on the mode-locking of a semiconductor laser diode in an external resonator. Transform-limited optical pulses ranging from several picoseconds to subpicosecond durations have been observed with active and passive mode-lock-ing. Even though continuing research on the influence of impurities and defects on the mode-locking process is still needed, this technique has good promise for being utilized in fiber-optic communication systems. Alternative methods of direct electrical and optical excitation to produce ultrashort laser pulses are also described. They can generate pulses of similar widths to those obtained by mode-locking. The pulses generated will find applications in laser ranging and detector response measurement.
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John C. AuYeung and Alan R. Johnston "Recent Progress In Picosecond Pulse Generation From Semiconductor Lasers", Proc. SPIE 0322, Picosecond Lasers and Applications, (23 April 1982);


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