We have generated near-transform-limited picosecond pulses (ΔτΔν≈0.45) from a gain-switched diode laser using periodic and chirped fiber Bragg gratings. This configuration reduced the spectral bandwidth from 11 to 0.08 nm and the pulse duration was reduced, from 30 to <18 ps. Average and peak powers of 27 and 770 mW, respectively, were obtained.

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