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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2302–2304

Low-frequency fluctuations in two-state quantum dot lasers

Evgeny A. Viktorov, Paul Mandel, Ian O’Driscoll, Olwen Carroll, Guillaume Huyet, John Houlihan, and Yann Tanguy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 15, pp. 2302-2304 (2006)

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We study the feedback-induced instabilities in a quantum dot semiconductor laser emitting in both ground and excited states. Without optical feedback the device exhibits dynamics corresponding to antiphase fluctuations between ground and excited states, while the total output power remains constant. The introduction of feedback leads to power dropouts in the ground state and intensity bursts in the excited state, resulting in a practically constant total output power.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 18, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2006
Published: July 10, 2006

Evgeny A. Viktorov, Paul Mandel, Ian O'Driscoll, Olwen Carroll, Guillaume Huyet, John Houlihan, and Yann Tanguy, "Low-frequency fluctuations in two-state quantum dot lasers," Opt. Lett. 31, 2302-2304 (2006)

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