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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 9 — Apr. 30, 2007
  • pp: 5388–5393

Direct correlation between a highly damped modulation response and ultra low relative intensity noise in an InAs/GaAs quantum dot laser

A. Capua, L. Rozenfeld, V. Mikhelashvili, G. Eisenstein, M. Kuntz, M. Laemmlin, and D. Bimberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 5388-5393 (2007)

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We describe modulation responses and relative intensity noise (RIN) spectra of an InAs/GaAs quantum dot laser operating near 1300 nm. A very large nonlinear gain compression coefficient yields a highly damped modulation response with a maximum 3 dB bandwidth of ~6.5 GHz and flat RIN spectra which reach as low a level as -158 ÷ -160 dB/Hz at frequencies up to 10 GHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2007
Published: April 18, 2007

A. Capua, L. Rozenfeld, V. Mikhelashvili, G. Eisenstein, M. Kuntz, M. Laemmlin, and D. Bimberg, "Direct correlation between a highly damped modulation response and ultra low relative intensity noise in an InAs/GaAs quantum dot laser," Opt. Express 15, 5388-5393 (2007)

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