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Predicting modes of operation in quantum dot mode-locked lasers using a delay differential equation model
Author(s): Lina Jaurigue; Frédéric Grillot; Eckehard Schöll; Kathy Lüdge
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Paper Abstract

Semiconductor passively mode-locked lasers are of broad interest due to their potential applications as sources of ultra-short, high frequency light pulses. In spite of the complex dynamics of such devices, a relatively simple delay differential equation model can reproduce the manifold modes of operation experimentally observed. Using such a model we investigate the modes of operation of passively mode-locked lasers. We calculate key model parameters from experimentally measured quantities and thus are able to reproduce experimentally observed features, such as the onset of fundamental mode-locking, pulse width and repetition rate. Despite the simplicity of the gain model used within our approach, nano-structured lasers, such as quantum-dot lasers, can be effectively described. This enables us to make predictions about device behavior in dependence of operational parameters and allows for device optimization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9134, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics VI, 91342K (2 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2066107
Show Author Affiliations
Lina Jaurigue, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Frédéric Grillot, Télécom ParisTech (France)
Eckehard Schöll, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Kathy Lüdge, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9134:
Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics VI
Krassimir Panajotov; Marc Sciamanna; Angel Valle; Rainer Michalzik, Editor(s)

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