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Robust passively mode-locked quantum-dot lasers with low timing jitter
Author(s): Maria Teresa Todaro; Jean-Philippe Tourrenc; Stephen P. Hegarty; Carmel Kelleher; Brian Corbett; Guillaume Huyet; John G. McInerney
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Paper Abstract

Mode-locked semiconductor lasers have great promise for many emerging applications if they can be made sufficiently robust. Typical performance requirements are 1-10 ps pulses with timing jitter ~1 ps and 1-10 GHz repetition rates with peak powers 10-100 mW. Here we consider pulse width and timing jitter in passively mode-locked two-section InAs quantum-dot lasers emitting at 1310 nm. We have identified two distinct, extensive mode-locked regions with robust short pulses and low timing jitter. A record combination of 2 ps pulses and 20 fs/cycle timing jitter (500 fs, from 1-100 MHz), with 100 mW peak power per facet is demonstrated. The implications for practical systems design are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6485, Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers VI, 64850L (8 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.714265
Show Author Affiliations
Maria Teresa Todaro, National Univ. of Ireland, Cork (Ireland)
Jean-Philippe Tourrenc, National Univ. of Ireland, Cork (Ireland)
Stephen P. Hegarty, National Univ. of Ireland, Cork (Ireland)
Carmel Kelleher, National Univ. of Ireland, Cork (Ireland)
Brian Corbett, National Univ. of Ireland, Cork (Ireland)
Guillaume Huyet, National Univ. of Ireland, Cork (Ireland)
John G. McInerney, National Univ. of Ireland, Cork (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6485:
Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers VI
Carmen Mermelstein; David P. Bour, Editor(s)

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