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Algorithm-based continuous pulse duration tuning and performance control of a mode-locked laser diode.

Metzger, NK and Olle, VF and Wonfor, A and Penty, RV and White, IH and Mazilu, M and Brown, CT and Sibbett, W (2012) Algorithm-based continuous pulse duration tuning and performance control of a mode-locked laser diode. Opt Express, 20. pp. 7022-7034.

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Abstract

A control algorithm is presented that addresses the stability issues inherent to the operation of monolithic mode-locked laser diodes. It enables a continuous pulse duration tuning without any onset of Q-switching instabilities. A demonstration of the algorithm performance is presented for two radically different laser diode geometries and continuous pulse duration tuning between 0.5 ps to 2.2 ps and 1.2 ps to 10.2 ps is achieved. With practical applications in mind, this algorithm also facilitates control over performance parameters such as output power and wavelength during pulse duration tuning. The developed algorithm enables the user to harness the operational flexibility from such a laser with 'push-button' simplicity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Algorithms Computer Simulation Computer-Aided Design Equipment Design Equipment Failure Analysis Lasers, Semiconductor Light Models, Theoretical Scattering, Radiation
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Photonics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:56
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2014 16:56
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