Harmonic passive mode-locking of a single-frequency semiconductor laser submitted to nonlinear optical feedback


Guignard, C., Besnard, P., Mihaescu, A. and Zheludev, N.I. (2006) Harmonic passive mode-locking of a single-frequency semiconductor laser submitted to nonlinear optical feedback. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 42, (12), 1185-1195. (doi:10.1109/JQE.2006.882878).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JQE.2006.882878

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We report on a theoretical analysis of the dynamical performance of a single-frequency semiconductor laser under the influence of nonlinear optical feedback. It is shown that the modal structure of such a laser is both dependent on the mirror characteristics and on the pump current. The analysis concentrates on the self pulsating regimes that can be observed, and more precisely on the occurrence of harmonic passive mode-locking. Generation of short pulses, characterized by a duration around 10 ps and a repetition rates as high as 20 GHz, have been demonstrated. The characteristics of this mode-locking strongly depend on the nonlinear mirror's temporal response.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0018-9197 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 57748
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2014 15:20
Research Funder: EPSRC
Projects:
NanoPhotonics Portfolio Partnership
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/C511786/1)
October 2004 to December 2009
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/57748

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