External cavity multiwavelength semiconductor mode-locked lasers gain dynamics
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SUPERLUMINESCENT DIODES; FEMTOSECOND LASER; NONLINEARITIES; WAVELENGTH; PULSES; GB/S; Optics
The gain dynamics of a semiconductor optical amplifier ( SOA) were measured using pump-probe techniques for the amplification of 750 fs pulses, 6.5 ps pulses and multiwavelength pulses, obtained from an external cavity semiconductor mode-locked laser. Furthermore, the intracavity gain dynamics of an external cavity semiconductor mode-locked laser was measured under multiwavelength operation. The experimental results show how the inherent chirp in pulses from external cavity semiconductor mode-locked lasers result in a slow gain depletion without significant fast gain dynamics. This mitigates gain competition between wavelength channels and nonlinearities in the gain media ( SOA), enabling the multiwavelength operation of external cavity semiconductor mode-locked lasers. Numerical simulations support the experimental results. (c) 2006 Optical Society of America.
"External cavity multiwavelength semiconductor mode-locked lasers gain dynamics" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5913.