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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 23 — Nov. 5, 2012
  • pp: 25572–25583

Bistable regimes in an optically injected mode-locked laser

Tatiana Habruseva, Stephen P. Hegarty, Andrei G. Vladimirov, Alexander Pimenov, Dmitrii Rachinskii, Natalia Rebrova, Evgeny A. Viktorov, and Guillaume Huyet  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 23, pp. 25572-25583 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.025572


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Abstract

We study experimentally the dynamics of quantum-dot (QD) passively mode-locked semiconductor lasers under external optical injection. The lasers demonstrated multiple dynamical states, with bifurcation boundaries that depended upon the sign of detuning variation. The area of the hysteresis loops grew monotonically at small powers of optical injection and saturated at moderate powers. At high injection levels the hysteresis decreased and eventually disappeared.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2012
Published: October 25, 2012

Citation
Tatiana Habruseva, Stephen P. Hegarty, Andrei G. Vladimirov, Alexander Pimenov, Dmitrii Rachinskii, Natalia Rebrova, Evgeny A. Viktorov, and Guillaume Huyet, "Bistable regimes in an optically injected mode-locked laser," Opt. Express 20, 25572-25583 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-23-25572


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