Colliding-pulse modelocked quantum dot lasers

M. G. Thompson, C. Marinelli, X. Zhao, R. L. Sellin, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, I. N. Kaiander, D. Bimberg, D. J. Kang, M. G. Blamire

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Colliding pulse modelocking is demonstrated for the first time in quantum dot lasers. Using 3.9 mm-long devices with a 245 μm-long central absorber, 7 ps pulses at a repetition rate of 20 GHz is obtained. For Gaussian pulses a time-bandwidth product close to the Fourier transform limit is determined. These results confirm the potential of quantum dot lasers for high repetition rate harmonic modelocking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-250
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2005

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Thompson, M. G., Marinelli, C., Zhao, X., Sellin, R. L., Penty, R. V., White, I. H., Kaiander, I. N., Bimberg, D., Kang, D. J., & Blamire, M. G. (2005). Colliding-pulse modelocked quantum dot lasers. Electronics Letters, 41(5), 248-250.