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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 13 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: 13385–13395

Dark pulse quantum dot diode laser

Mingming Feng, Kevin L. Silverman, Richard P. Mirin, and Steven T. Cundiff  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 13385-13395 (2010)

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We describe an operating regime for passively mode-locked quantum dot diode laser where the output consists of a train of dark pulses, i.e., intensity dips on a continuous background. We show that a dark pulse train is a solution to the master equation for mode-locked lasers. Using simulations, we study stability of the dark pulses and show they are consistent with the experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 25, 2010
Published: June 7, 2010

Mingming Feng, Kevin L. Silverman, Richard P. Mirin, and Steven T. Cundiff, "Dark pulse quantum dot diode laser," Opt. Express 18, 13385-13395 (2010)

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