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Characterization of Gain-Switched Pulses From 1.55- \mu m VCSEL

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5 Author(s)
Consoli, A. ; Dept. de Tecnol. Fotonica, Univ. Politec. de Madrid, Madrid, Spain ; Esquivias, I. ; Hernandez, F.J.L. ; Mulet, J.
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We report on short optical pulse generation by gain-switching (GS) a low-cost commercial vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser emitting at 1.55 μm. The dependence of pulse characteristics on GS parameters is investigated and analyzed. Pulses with duration of 55 ps and time-bandwidth product between 0.91 and 2.2 are obtained at repetition rates between 1 and 3 GHz.

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Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 11 )