Theoretical analysis of optical clock extraction using a self pulsating laser diode

Paul Rees, P. McEvoy, A. Valle, I. Pierce, P. Spencer, J. O'Gorman, S. Lynch, P. Landais, L. Pesquera, J. Hegarty

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Abstract

Self pulsating laser diode (SPLD) is used to examine the dynamics of the laser when an optical synchronizing signal is applied and how the synchronization is effected by changes in the optical input signal. Self pulsation occurs when the electric field overlaps a large portion of the saturation absorber. Carrier diffusion and gain guiding also play an important role in the process. The photon and carrier dynamics were described using three rate-equations. Two equations govern the rate of change of the carrier density in the central active region and the neighboring absorbing regions, while a third equation governs the rate of change of the photon density in the laser cavity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications - Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages325-327
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Nonlinear Optics Topical Meeting - Princeville, HI, USA
Duration: Aug 10 1998Aug 14 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Nonlinear Optics Topical Meeting
CityPrinceville, HI, USA
Period8/10/988/14/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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