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Near-transform-limited picosecond pulses from a gain-switched InGaAs diode laser with fibre Bragg gratings

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DJL Birkin, Edik Urikhaevich Rafailov, Wilson Sibbett, L Zhang, Y Liu, I Bennion

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We have generated near-transform-limited picosecond pulses (Delta tau Delta nu approximate to0.45) from a gain-switched diode laser using periodic and chirped fiber Bragg gratings. This configuration reduced the spectral bandwidth from 11 to 0.08 nm and the pulse duration was reduced, from 30 to < 18 ps. Average and peak powers of 27 and 770 mW, respectively, were obtained. (C) 2001 American Institute of Physics.

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Original languageEnglish
Volume79
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2001

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