By optically injecting a quantum dash laser and simultaneously producing a significant lowering of the device threshold, a large enhancement in the differential gain is realized. This effect is observed by way of a dramatic reduction in the linewidth enhancement factor and a large increase in the 3-dB modulation bandwidth, especially as the injection wavelength is blue-shifted. Compared to its free-running value, a 50X improvement in the laser's differential gain is found.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics