4 March 2015 Power and wavelength scaling using semiconductor disk laser-bismuth fiber MOPA systems
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We present a master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system that comprises a mode-locked semiconductor disk laser (SDL) emitting at 1.33 μm and a bismuth-doped fiber amplifier. The mode-locked SDL was fabricated by wafer bonding an InP-based gain section with a GaAs-based distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) using (3-Mercaptopropyl)-trimethoxysilane. The bismuth-doped fiber amplifier was pumped with a continuous wave SDL emitting at 1.18 μm. The MOPA system produced pulses at a repetition rate of 827 MHz with a pulse energy of 0.62 nJ, which corresponds to an average output power of more than 0.5 W.
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Juuso Heikkinen, Regina Gumenyuk, Antti Rantamäki, Jari Lyytikäinen, Tomi Leinonen, Igor Zolotovskii, Mikhail Melkumov, Evgeny M. Dianov, Oleg G. Okhotnikov, "Power and wavelength scaling using semiconductor disk laser-bismuth fiber MOPA systems", Proc. SPIE 9349, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) V, 93490E (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2076805; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2076805
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