标题：Compact sub-nanosecond pulse seed source with diode laser driven by a high-speed circuit
作者：Wang, Xiaoqian; Wang, Bo; Wang, Junhua; Cheng, Wenyong
作者机构：[Wang, Xiaoqian; Wang, Junhua; Cheng, Wenyong] Shandong Univ, Adv Res Ctr Opt, Jinan 250100, Shandong, Peoples R China.; [Wang, Xiaoqian; Wang, Junh 更多
通讯作者地址：[Cheng, WY]Shandong Univ, Adv Res Ctr Opt, Jinan 250100, Shandong, Peoples R China.
关键词：Pulse seed source; Diode laser; Sub-nanosecond pulse; Short pulse; generator; Short pulse driver
摘要：A compact sub-nanosecond pulse seed source with 1550 nm diode laser (DL) was obtained by employing a highspeed circuit. The circuit mainly consisted of a short pulse generator and a short pulse driver. The short pulse generator, making up of a complex programmable logic device (CPLD), a level translator, two programmable delay chips and an AND gate chip, output a triggering signal to control metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) switch of the short pulse driver. The MOSFET switch with fast rising time and falling time both shorter than 1 ns drove the DL to emit short optical pulses. Performances of the pulse seed source were tested. The results showed that continuously adjustable repetition frequency ranging from 500 kHz to 100 MHz and pulse duration in the range of 538 ps to 10 ns were obtained, respectively. 537 mu W output was obtained at the highest repetition frequency of 100 MHz with the shortest pulse duration of 538 ps. These seed pulses were injected into an fiber amplifier, and no optical pulse distortions were found.