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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 23 — Nov. 9, 2009
  • pp: 20623–20630

Dynamic behavior of an injection-locked quantum-dash Fabry-Perot laser at zero-detuning

M. Pochet, N. A. Naderi, N. Terry, V. Kovanis, and L. F. Lester  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 23, pp. 20623-20630 (2009)

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This work investigates the behavior of a zero-detuned optically-injected quantum-dash Fabry-Perot laser as the injected field ratio is increased from near-zero to levels resulting in stable locking. Using a normalized model describing optically-injected semiconductor lasers, variations in the slave laser’s free-running characteristics are shown to have a strong impact on the coupled system's behavior. The theoretical model is verified experimentally using a high resolution spectrometer. It is found that the quantum-dash laser has the technological advantage of a low linewidth enhancement factor at low bias currents that suppresses undesirable Period-2 and chaotic behavior. Such observations suggest that optically-injected quantum-dash lasers can be used as an enabling component for tunable photonic oscillators.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2009
Published: October 26, 2009

M. Pochet, N. A. Naderi, N. Terry, V. Kovanis, and L. F. Lester, "Dynamic behavior of an injection-locked quantum-dash Fabry-Perot laser at zero-detuning," Opt. Express 17, 20623-20630 (2009)

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