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


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.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: laser mode locking,quantum dot lasers,laser stability
Publication ISSN: 1077-3118
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Published Date: 2010-09-07
Authors: Rebrova, Natalia
Habruseva, Tatiana
Huyet, Guillaume
Hegarty, Stephen P.



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