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Gain-switched dynamics of tapered waveguide bow-tie lasers

Williams, KA and White, IH and Laughton, FR and Jiang, Z and Penty, RV (1996) Gain-switched dynamics of tapered waveguide bow-tie lasers. Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS. pp. 414-415. ISSN 1092-8081

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Abstract

The use of tapered waveguide lasers and amplifiers for enhanced picosecond pulse generation has led to order-of-magnitude peak power and pulse energy improvements. Monolithic pulse generation schemes have so far relied on a double-tapered bow-tie structure. The modeling of tapered lasers has so far been limited to steady-state operation or has lacked experimental comparison. This paper considers both experimentally and theoretically the gain-switched performance of bow-tie lasers of various taper angles. The role of transverse-mode spatial hole burning in tapered waveguide lasers is thereby investigated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Photonics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:44
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014 19:23
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