35 GHz mode-locking of 1.3 μm quantum dot lasers

M. Kuntz, G. Fiol, M. Lämmlin, D. Bimberg, M. G. Thompson, K. T. Tan, C. Marinelli, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, V. M. Ustinov, A. E. Zhukov, Yu M. Shernyakov, A. R. Kovsh

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Abstract

Mode-locking of 1.3 μm InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot lasers was discussed. Hybrid mode-locking was also achieved. It was found that the minimum pulse width of the Fourier-limited pulses was 7 ps. Low uncorrelated timing jitter below 1 ps was also found. High-frequency operation of lasers was achieved by a ridge waveguide design. The study enables the introduction of 1.3 μm quantum dot lasers as high frequency optical comb generators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-845
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume85
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2004

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Kuntz, M., Fiol, G., Lämmlin, M., Bimberg, D., Thompson, M. G., Tan, K. T., Marinelli, C., Penty, R. V., White, I. H., Ustinov, V. M., Zhukov, A. E., Shernyakov, Y. M., & Kovsh, A. R. (2004). 35 GHz mode-locking of 1.3 μm quantum dot lasers. Applied Physics Letters, 85(5), 843-845. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1776340