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Monolithic mode-locked quantum dot lasers
Author(s): R. V. Penty; M. G. Thompson; I. H. White
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Paper Abstract

Monolithic mode-locked laser diodes based on QD active regions are regarded as potentially suitable for a large range of photonic applications due to their compactness, mechanical stability and robustness, high potential repetition rates and low potential jitter. Their inherent properties, such as high differential gain, low chirp and fast saturable absorption have led to demonstration of improved performance over their QW equivalents. Low background loss and the relatively long lengths of quantum dot laser devices also have encouraged studies of mode-locking at repetition rates previously not explored in monolithic devices. Applications include biomedicine, high-speed data transmission, clock signal generation and electro-optic sampling. This paper reviews some of the work at Cambridge on the realization of such devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6909, Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers VII, 690909 (29 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.768247
Show Author Affiliations
R. V. Penty, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
M. G. Thompson, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
I. H. White, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6909:
Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers VII
Alexey A. Belyanin; Peter M. Smowton, Editor(s)

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