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

Rebrova, Natalia; Habruseva, Tatiana; Huyet, Guillaume; Hegarty, Stephen P.
September 2010
Applied Physics Letters;9/6/2010, Vol. 97 Issue 10, p101105
Academic Journal
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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