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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1473–1475

Bistable self-starting pulses with terahertz repetition rate in a semiconductor microring laser

Lorenzo Columbo and Lionel Gil  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 9, pp. 1473-1475 (2010)

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We report on the prediction of stable self-starting pulses in a GaAs bulk semiconductor microring laser with terahertz repetition rate. The pulses are obtained without active or passive mode locking. Especially interesting for practical applications is the bistability between pulses and continuous waves.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2010
Published: April 30, 2010

Lorenzo Columbo and Lionel Gil, "Bistable self-starting pulses with terahertz repetition rate in a semiconductor microring laser," Opt. Lett. 35, 1473-1475 (2010)

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