Stabilization of a passively mode-locked laser by continuous wave optical injection

Rebrova, Natalia, Habruseva, Tatiana, Huyet, Guillaume and Hegarty, Stephen P. (2010). Stabilization of a passively mode-locked laser by continuous wave optical injection. Applied physics letters, 97 (10),

Abstract

We investigate numerically and experimentally the properties of a passively mode locked quantum dot semiconductor laser under the influence of cw optical injection. We demonstrate that the waveform instability at high pumping for these devices can be overcome when one mode of the device is locked to the injected master laser and additionally show spectral narrowing and tunability. Experimental and numerical analyses demonstrate that the stable locking boundaries are similar to these obtained for optical injection in CW lasers. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: laser mode locking, quantum dot lasers, laser stability
Published Date: 2010-09-07
Authors: Rebrova, Natalia
Habruseva, Tatiana
Huyet, Guillaume
Hegarty, Stephen P.

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