Multi-mode self-pulsation in laser diodes with epitaxially integrated saturable absorbers: mode competition and carrier dynamics

I. Pierce, H. D. Summers, P. Rees, D. R. Jones

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Abstract

The paper presents spectrally resolved measurements and theoretical predictions of self-pulsating output in multiple longitudinal mode laser diodes. The variation in behaviour between the peak-gain mode and its satellite modes is seen to be due to the interaction of the optical field with the carrier reservoir. A measure of the carrier dynamics in the gain section is obtained by measuring the optical power between a pair of optical modes, an approach that is verified by comparison with results of the theoretical model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalIEE Proceedings: Optoelectronics
Volume150
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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