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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3480–3482

Optical and RF stability transfer in a monolithic coupled-cavity colliding pulse mode-locked quantum dot laser

Abhijeet Ardey, Jimyung Kim, Edris Sarailou, and Peter J. Delfyett  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3480-3482 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003480


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Abstract

We report a novel quantum dot based laser design where a stable high-Q master laser is used to injection lock a passively mode-locked monolithic colliding pulse slave laser. Coupling between the crossed orthogonal laser cavities is achieved through a common monolithically integrated saturable absorber, which results in the locking and hence reduction of the timing jitter as well as the long-term frequency drift of the slave laser. A stable 30 GHz optical pulse train is generated with more than 10 dB reduction in the RF noise level at 20 MHz offset and close to 3 times reduction in the 10 dB average optical linewidth of the slave laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: April 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2012
Published: August 16, 2012

Citation
Abhijeet Ardey, Jimyung Kim, Edris Sarailou, and Peter J. Delfyett, "Optical and RF stability transfer in a monolithic coupled-cavity colliding pulse mode-locked quantum dot laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 3480-3482 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-17-3480


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