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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 20 — Sep. 28, 2009
  • pp: 18063–18075

Analysis of hybrid mode-locking of two-section quantum dot lasers operating at 1.5 μm

Martijn J.R. Heck, Edcel J. Salumbides, Amandine Renault, Erwin A.J.M. Bente, Yok-Siang Oei, Meint K. Smit, René van Veldhoven, Richard Nötzel, Kjeld S.E. Eikema, and Wim Ubachs  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 20, pp. 18063-18075 (2009)

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For the first time a detailed study of hybrid mode-locking in two-section InAs/InP quantum dot Fabry-Pérot-type lasers is presented. The output pulses have a typical upchirp of approximately 8 ps/nm, leading to very elongated pulses. The mechanism leading to this typical pulse shape and the phase noise is investigated by detailed radio-frequency and optical spectral studies as well as time-domain studies. The pulse shaping mechanism in these lasers is found to be fundamentally different than the mechanism observed in conventional mode-locked laser diodes, based on quantum well gain or bulk material.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

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Original Manuscript: July 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2009
Published: September 23, 2009

Martijn J.R. Heck, Edcel J. Salumbides, Amandine Renault, Erwin A.J.M. Bente, Yok-Siang Oei, Meint K. Smit, René van Veldhoven, Richard Nötzel, Kjeld S.E. Eikema, and Wim Ubachs, "Analysis of hybrid mode-locking of two-section quantum dot lasers operating at 1.5 μm," Opt. Express 17, 18063-18075 (2009)

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