Experimental investigation of anti-colliding pulse mode-locked semiconductor lasers

Zhuang, J.-P., Pusino, V. , Ding, Y., Chan, S.-C. and Sorel, M. (2015) Experimental investigation of anti-colliding pulse mode-locked semiconductor lasers. Optics Letters, 40(4), pp. 617-620. (doi:10.1364/OL.40.000617) (PMID:25680164)

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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate anti-colliding pulse mode-locking (ACPML) in an integrated semiconductor laser. The device geometry consists of a gain section and a saturable absorber (SA) section located immediately next to one of the cavity facets. After depositing a low-reflection coating on the SA facet and a high-reflection coating on the gain section facet, the threshold is unchanged, while the modulation of the SA is increased. The data presented here confirm that the ACPML configuration improves the peak output power of the pulses, reduces the amplitude fluctuation and timing jitter, and expands the biasing parameter range over which the stable mode-locking operation occurs.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sorel, Professor Marc and Pusino, Mr Vincenzo and Ding, Dr Ying
Authors: Zhuang, J.-P., Pusino, V., Ding, Y., Chan, S.-C., and Sorel, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Optics Letters
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN:0146-9592
ISSN (Online):1539-4794

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
603071Nonlinear Dynamics of Integrated Semiconductor Ring LasersMarc SorelRoyal Society (ROYSOC)IE120157ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG
518721Engineering and Physical Sciences Doctoral Training Grant 2009-13Mary GoodmanEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/P504937/1VICE PRINCIPAL RESEARCH & ENTERPRISE