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Picosecond pulses from a mid-infrared interband cascade laser

HILLBRAND, J. BEISER, M. ANDREWS, A. DETZ, H. WEIH, R. SCHADE, A. HÖFLING, S. STRASSER, G. SCHWARZ, B.

Original Title

Picosecond pulses from a mid-infrared interband cascade laser

English Title

Picosecond pulses from a mid-infrared interband cascade laser

Type

journal article in Web of Science

Language

en

Original Abstract

The generation of mid-infrared pulses in monolithic and electrically pumped devices is of great interest for mobile spectro-scopic instruments. The gain dynamics of interband cascade lasers (ICL) are promising for mode-locked operation at low threshold currents. Here, we present conclusive evidence for the generation of picosecond pulses in ICLs via active mode-locking. At small modulation power, the ICL operates in a linearly chirped frequency comb regime characterized by strong frequency modulation. Upon increasing the modulation amplitude, the chirp decreases until broad pulses are formed. Careful tuning of the modulation frequency minimizes the remaining chirp and leads to the generation of 3.2 ps pulses. Published by The Optical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

English abstract

The generation of mid-infrared pulses in monolithic and electrically pumped devices is of great interest for mobile spectro-scopic instruments. The gain dynamics of interband cascade lasers (ICL) are promising for mode-locked operation at low threshold currents. Here, we present conclusive evidence for the generation of picosecond pulses in ICLs via active mode-locking. At small modulation power, the ICL operates in a linearly chirped frequency comb regime characterized by strong frequency modulation. Upon increasing the modulation amplitude, the chirp decreases until broad pulses are formed. Careful tuning of the modulation frequency minimizes the remaining chirp and leads to the generation of 3.2 ps pulses. Published by The Optical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Keywords

MODE-LOCKING

Released

20.10.2020

Publisher

OPTICAL SOC AMER

Location

WASHINGTON

Pages from

1334

Pages to

1337

Pages count

4

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@article{BUT163498,
  author="Johannes David {Hillbrand} and Maximilian {Beiser} and Aaron Maxwell {Andrews} and Hermann {Detz} and Robert {Weih} and Anne {Schade} and Sven {Höfling} and Gottfried {Strasser} and Benedikt {Schwarz}",
  title="Picosecond pulses from a mid-infrared interband cascade laser",
  annote="The generation of mid-infrared pulses in monolithic and electrically pumped devices is of great interest for mobile spectro-scopic instruments. The gain dynamics of interband cascade lasers (ICL) are promising for mode-locked operation at low threshold currents. Here, we present conclusive evidence for the generation of picosecond pulses in ICLs via active mode-locking. At small modulation power, the ICL operates in a linearly chirped frequency comb regime characterized by strong frequency modulation. Upon increasing the modulation amplitude, the chirp decreases until broad pulses are formed. Careful tuning of the modulation frequency minimizes the remaining chirp and leads to the generation of 3.2 ps pulses. Published by The Optical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.",
  address="OPTICAL SOC AMER",
  chapter="163498",
  doi="10.1364/OPTICA.6.001334",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="OPTICAL SOC AMER",
  number="10",
  volume="6",
  year="2020",
  month="october",
  pages="1334--1337",
  publisher="OPTICAL SOC AMER",
  type="journal article in Web of Science"
}