OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2004–2006

Class A mode-locked semiconductor ring laser

A. Tierno, F. Gustave, and S. Barland  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 2004-2006 (2012)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1716 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We experimentally demonstrate low-repetition-rate mode-locked operation of a macroscopic semiconductor ring laser. Since antiphase periodic pulses are observed only when the two directions of operation are constrained to spatially overlap in the semiconductor medium, we interpret this regime as a result of coupling and competition between clockwise and counterclockwise emission directions. Because of its time constants and the possibility of unidirectional operation, the device could be highly suitable for the generation of temporal cavity solitons.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2012
Published: May 30, 2012

A. Tierno, F. Gustave, and S. Barland, "Class A mode-locked semiconductor ring laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 2004-2006 (2012)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. L. Lugiato, F. Prati, G. Tissoni, M. Brambilla, S. Barland, M. Giudici, and J. Tredicce, in Dissipative Solitons from Optics to Biology and Medicine, Lecture Notes in Physics, Vol. 751 (Springer, 2008), pp. 1–42.
  2. S. Barbay, X. Hachair, T. Elsass, I. Sagnes, and R. Kuszelewicz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 253902 (2008). [CrossRef]
  3. P. Genevet, S. Barland, M. Giudici, and J. Tredicce, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 123905 (2008). [CrossRef]
  4. T. Ackemann, W. Firth, and G. Oppo, in Advances in Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol. 57, E. Arimondo, P. Berman, and C. C. Lin, eds. (Academic, 2009), pp. 323–421.
  5. T. Elsass, K. Gauthron, G. Beaudoi, I. Sagnes, R. Kuszelewicz, and S. Barbay, Eur. Phys. J. D 59, 91 (2010). [CrossRef]
  6. S. D. Jenkins, F. Prati, L. A. Lugiato, L. Columbo, and M. Brambilla, Phys. Rev. A 80, 033832 (2009). [CrossRef]
  7. Y. Tanguy, N. Radwell, T. Ackemann, and R. Jäger, Phys. Rev. A 78, 023810 (2008). [CrossRef]
  8. P. Genevet, S. Barland, M. Giudici, and J. R. Tredicce, Phys. Rev. A 79, 033819 (2009). [CrossRef]
  9. M. Brambilla, T. Maggipinto, G. Patera, and L. Columbo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 203901 (2004). [CrossRef]
  10. L. Columbo, I. M. Perrini, T. Maggipinto, and M. Brambilla, New J. Phys. 8, 312 (2006). [CrossRef]
  11. F. Leo, S. Coen, P. Kockaert, S. P. Gorza, P. Emplit, and M. Haelterman, Nat. Photon. 4, 471 (2010). [CrossRef]
  12. L. Gil and L. Columbo, Phys. Rev. A 83, 013822 (2011).
  13. F. T. Arecchi, G. L. Lippi, G. P. Puccioni, and J. R. Tredicce, Opt. Commun. 51, 308 (1984). [CrossRef]
  14. Eagleyard, EYP-BAA-0980-04000-4020-CMT04-0LAB.
  15. C. Mathis, C. Taggiasco, L. Bertarelli, I. Boscolo, and J. Tredicce, Phys. D 96, 242 (1996). [CrossRef]
  16. I. Fischer, O. Hess, W. Elsässer, and E. Göbel, Europhys. Lett. 35, 579 (1996). [CrossRef]
  17. I. Pérez-Arjona, V. J. Sánchez-Morcillo, and E. Roldán, Opt. Lett. 32, 3221 (2007). [CrossRef]
  18. M. Sorel, G. Giuliani, A. Scire, R. Miglierina, and S. Donati, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 1187 (2003). [CrossRef]
  19. A. Pérez-Serrano, J. Javaloyes, and S. Balle, Phys. Rev. A 81, 043817 (2010). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited