Dark pulse quantum dot diode laser

Published: June 07, 2010

Author(s)

Mingming M. Feng, Kevin L. Silverman, Richard P. Mirin, Steven T. Cundiff

Abstract

We describe an operating regime for passively mode-locked quantum dot diode laser where the output consists of a train of dark pulses, i.e., intensity dips on a continuous background. We show that a dark pulse train is a solution to the master equation for mode-locked lasers. Using simulations, we study stability of the dark pulses and show they are consistent with the experimental results.
Citation: Optics Express
Volume: 18
Issue: 127499
Pub Type: Journals

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Keywords

quantum dot, diode laser, mode-locked lasers, dark pulses, pulse propagation, temporal solitons
Created June 07, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017