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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 14 — Jul. 5, 2010
  • pp: 14637–14643

Harmonic mode-locking using the double interval technique in quantum dot lasers

Yan Li, Furqan L. Chiragh, Yong-Chun Xin, Chang-Yi Lin, Junghoon Kim, Christos G. Christodoulou, and Luke. F. Lester  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 14637-14643 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.014637


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Abstract

Passive harmonic mode-locking in a quantum dot laser is realized using the double interval technique, which uses two separate absorbers to stimulate a specific higher-order repetition rate compared to the fundamental. Operating alone these absorbers would otherwise reinforce lower harmonic frequencies, but by operating together they produce the harmonic corresponding to their least common multiple. Mode-locking at a nominal 60 GHz repetition rate, which is the 10th harmonic of the fundamental frequency of the device, is achieved unambiguously despite the constraint of a uniformly-segmented, multi-section device layout. The diversity of repetition rates available with this method is also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2010
Published: June 23, 2010

Citation
Yan Li, Furqan L. Chiragh, Yong-Chun Xin, Chang-Yi Lin, Junghoon Kim, Christos G. Christodoulou, and Luke. F. Lester, "Harmonic mode-locking using the double interval technique in quantum dot lasers," Opt. Express 18, 14637-14643 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-14-14637


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