Dynamic behavior of an injection-locked quantum-dash Fabry-Perot laser at zerodetuning

M. Pochet, N. A. Naderi, N. Terry, V. Kovanis, L. F. Lester

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This work investigates the behavior of a zero-detuned opticallyinjected quantum-dash Fabry-Perot laser as the injected field ratio is increased from near-zero to levels resulting in stable locking. Using a normalized model describing optically-injected semiconductor lasers, variations in the slave laser's free-running characteristics are shown to have a strong impact on the coupled system's behavior. The theoretical model is verified experimentally using a high resolution spectrometer. It is found that the quantum-dash laser has the technological advantage of a low linewidth enhancement factor at low bias currents that suppresses undesirable Period2 and chaotic behavior. Such observations suggest that optically-injected quantum-dash lasers can be used as an enabling component for tunable photonic oscillators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20623-20630
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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