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Pulse characteristics of passively mode-locked quantum dot lasers
Author(s): L. F. Lester; D. J. Kane; N. G. Usechak; C.-Y. Lin; Y. Li; Y.-C. Xin; V. Kovanis
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Paper Abstract

Interest in quantum dot mode-locked lasers (QD MLLs) has grown in recent years since their first demonstration in 2001 as applications for optical time domain multiplexing, arbitrary waveform generation, and optical clocking are anticipated. Ultrafast pulses below 1 ps have been reported from QD MLLs using intensity autocorrelation techniques, but so far detailed characterization examining the pulse shape, duration, chirp, and degree of coherence spiking in these lasers has not been carried out. We describe the first direct frequency-resolved optical gating (FROG) measurements on a QD MLL operating at a repetition rate of 5 GHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7616, Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers IX, 761607 (18 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.843738
Show Author Affiliations
L. F. Lester, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
D. J. Kane, Mesa Photonics, LLC (United States)
N. G. Usechak, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
C.-Y. Lin, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Y. Li, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Y.-C. Xin, IBM Corp. (United States)
V. Kovanis, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7616:
Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers IX
Alexey A. Belyanin; Peter M. Smowton, Editor(s)

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