Optical pulses of /spl sim/100 ps duration, and /spl sim/10/sup 2/ W power were obtained from the industrial single heterostructure lasers with a standard pulse generation power of /spl sim/10 W in the internal Q-switching mode. Temporal and spectral analyses allow three components to be distinguished in the laser optical pulses: ordinary delayed pulses of large duration at energies considerably lower than the energy gap, short optical pulses caused by the gain-switching effect at higher energies, and short optical pulses at the end of the current pulse (Q-switching mode) at the highest energies. A model is proposed involving band tail states as a saturable absorber causing large delays.
Vainshtein, S., Rossin, V., Kilpelä, A., Kostamovaara, J., Myllylä, R., & Määttä, K. (1995). Internal Q-switching in semiconductor lasers: high intensity pulses of the picosecond range and the spectral peculiarities. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 31(6), 1015-1021. https://doi.org/10.1109/3.387037