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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1268–1270

Long-cavity quantum dot laser

E. A. Viktorov, Paul Mandel, and Guillaume Huyet  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 10, pp. 1268-1270 (2007)

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We propose a delay-differential equation to model dynamical instabilities in a quantum dot laser. We focus on a laser with a small gain section and a long empty section. A long cavity reduces the strong damping of the relaxation oscillation frequency. It leads to the appearance of dropouts at the delay period, which evolve to chaos.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2007
Published: April 17, 2007

E. A. Viktorov, Paul Mandel, and Guillaume Huyet, "Long-cavity quantum dot laser," Opt. Lett. 32, 1268-1270 (2007)

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