Femtosecond pulse breakup in a semiconductor amplifier

S. Hughes, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch

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The linear propagation of ultrashort optical pulses in semiconductor gain media is investigated. It is shown that a pulse with a central frequency at the transparency point experiences a propagation-induced temporal breakup that is due to the carrier-induced refractive-index characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1052-1054
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 15 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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