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10-W peak power from a gain-switched picosecond all-semiconductor laser

[+] Author Affiliations
Reto Haring, Thorsten Schmitt, Aude-Reine Bellancourt, Frank Lison, Wilhelm Kaenders

TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)

Kristian Lauritsen, Rainer Erdmann

PicoQuant GmbH (Germany)

Proc. SPIE 5707, Solid State Lasers XIV: Technology and Devices, 302 (May 05, 2005); doi:10.1117/12.591479
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  • Solid State Lasers XIV: Technology and Devices
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abstract

Gain-switching of laser diodes might be the most convenient way to generate picosecond laser pulses. The outstanding features of gain-switched laser diodes are a rich choice of wavelength and an easy synchronization to an external trigger source. To broaden the field of applications we pushed the peak power to the 10 W level while maintaining the essential characteristics of the laser source. In a master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) configuration a tapered amplifier is used to increase the output from 10 mW to 160 mW average power. Second harmonic generation is demonstrated in a single pass setup, which results in 6.5 mW average power at 532 nm with a repetition rate of 80 MHz.

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Reto Haring ; Thorsten Schmitt ; Aude-Reine Bellancourt ; Frank Lison ; Kristian Lauritsen, et al.
"10-W peak power from a gain-switched picosecond all-semiconductor laser", Proc. SPIE 5707, Solid State Lasers XIV: Technology and Devices, 302 (May 05, 2005); doi:10.1117/12.591479; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.591479


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