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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 14 — Jul. 14, 2014
  • pp: 17050–17062

Multiwavelength super-structured Bragg grating laser for tunable repetition rate mode-locked operation

Alexandre D. Simard, Michael J. Strain, Vincenzo Pusino, Marc Sorel, and Sophie LaRochelle  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 14, pp. 17050-17062 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.017050


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Abstract

A multiwavelength laser based on a super-structured Bragg grating is designed and fabricated on multiquantum well AlGaInAs-InP. This laser exhibits phase locking via mutual injection of the neighboring cavities assisted by four wave mixing. We present optical and electrical characterization of its emission regimes showing a complex dynamic behavior. More specifically, this paper focuses on a pulsed regime with a quasi-continuous tunable repetition rate from 32 GHz to 49 GHz.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(220.1230) Optical design and fabrication : Apodization
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 13, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 19, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2014
Published: July 3, 2014

Citation
Alexandre D. Simard, Michael J. Strain, Vincenzo Pusino, Marc Sorel, and Sophie LaRochelle, "Multiwavelength super-structured Bragg grating laser for tunable repetition rate mode-locked operation," Opt. Express 22, 17050-17062 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-14-17050


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