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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1254–1257

Incoherent optical triggering of excitable pulses in an injection-locked semiconductor laser

B. Garbin, D. Goulding, S. P. Hegarty, G. Huyet, B. Kelleher, and S. Barland  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 5, pp. 1254-1257 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001254


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Abstract

We experimentally study the response of an injection-locked quantum dot semiconductor laser in the excitable regime to perturbations from an external, incoherent laser. We show that excitable pulses may be triggered both for perturbation wavelengths close to that of the quantum dot device and wavelengths detuned even by a few tens of nanometers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2014
Published: February 25, 2014

Citation
B. Garbin, D. Goulding, S. P. Hegarty, G. Huyet, B. Kelleher, and S. Barland, "Incoherent optical triggering of excitable pulses in an injection-locked semiconductor laser," Opt. Lett. 39, 1254-1257 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-5-1254


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