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Intensity Noise of an Actively Mode-Locked Quantum Dot External Cavity Laser

Dogru, Nuran and Adams, Mike J (2014) 'Intensity Noise of an Actively Mode-Locked Quantum Dot External Cavity Laser.' Journal of Lightwave Technology, 32 (18). pp. 3215-3222. ISSN 0733-8724

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We present the intensity noise characteristics of an actively mode-locked quantum-dot hybrid soliton pulse source (QD-HSPS) with a linearly chirped Gaussian-apodized fiber Bragg grating. The QD-HSPS is modeled by using an approximate solution for the propagation equation that governs the electric field and the rate equations, including spontaneous and carrier noise sources. Our results show that QD carrier noise is the most effective noise type, and the spontaneous coupling factor, carrier recombination time in the QD, and laser cavity length are the most important noise parameters. In addition we find that a QD-HSPS produces considerably shorter pulses, with or without noise, than a multi-quantum-well HSPS and has a larger mode-locking frequency range. © 2014 IEEE.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Active mode-locking; carrier density noise; fiber Bragg grating (FBG); hybrid soliton pulse source (HSPS); quantum dot (QD); relative intensity noise (RIN); semiconductor lasers; ultrashort pulse generation
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2015 11:19
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:19

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