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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Long Beach, California United States
May 21, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-813-6
Novel Structures and Effects (CMN)

Coherent Instabilities and Self-Pulsations in Quantum Cascade Lasers

Christine Y. Wang, Laurent Diehl, Ariel Gordon, Christian Jirauschek, Federico Capasso, Franz Kaertner, Alexey Belyanin, Dave Bour, Scott Corzine, Gloria Hoefler, Mariano Troccoli, Peter Grant, H. C. Liu, and Jerome Faist

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We investigate the dynamics of Quantum Cascade Lasers and find that spatial hole burning and the Risken-Nummedal-Graham-Haken (RNGH) instability are the main causes for multimode operation in these semi-conductor lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

C. Y. Wang, L. Diehl, A. Gordon, C. Jirauschek, F. Capasso, F. Kaertner, A. Belyanin, D. Bour, S. Corzine, G. Hoefler, M. Troccoli, P. Grant, H. C. Liu, and J. Faist, "Coherent Instabilities and Self-Pulsations in Quantum Cascade Lasers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMN4.

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