An experimental and numerical study of Q-switched mode-locking in monolithic semiconductor diode lasers

MB Flynn, Liam O'Faolain, Thomas Fraser Krauss

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Abstract

We present experimental results of Q-switched mode-locking (QML) of a monolithic two-section semiconductor laser. We demonstrate tuning of the Q-switched envelope repetition rate with pumping current over the range of 0.4 to 1.6 GHz. Detailed numerical modeling is used to study a range of similar devices and to investigate the mechanisms and conditions for QML to occur. We also discuss design conditions for increasing the tuning up to 4 GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Volume40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004

Keywords

  • mode-locked lasers
  • modeling
  • pulsed lasers
  • Q-switched lasers
  • semiconductor lasers
  • QUANTUM-WELL LASERS
  • PULSATIONS
  • STABILITY
  • DYNAMICS
  • ABLATION
  • PULSES

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