3. Quantum Dots in Amplifiers of Ultrashort Pulses

  1. Prof. Edik U. Rafailov1,
  2. Dr. Maria Ana Cataluna1 and
  3. Dr. Eugene A. Avrutin2

Published Online: 14 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527634484.ch3

Ultrafast Lasers Based on Quantum Dot Structures: Physics and Devices

Ultrafast Lasers Based on Quantum Dot Structures: Physics and Devices

How to Cite

Rafailov, E. U., Cataluna, M. A. and Avrutin, E. A. (2011) Quantum Dots in Amplifiers of Ultrashort Pulses, in Ultrafast Lasers Based on Quantum Dot Structures: Physics and Devices, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527634484.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Dundee, Photonics and Nanoscience Gr., Dundee, UK

  2. 2

    University of York, Department of Electronics, York, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527409280

Online ISBN: 9783527634484

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Keywords:

  • Optical Communications;
  • travelling wave optical amplifier;
  • ultrashort pulses;
  • gain saturation;
  • patterning free amplification

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Optical Amplifiers for High-Speed Applications: Requirements and Problems

  • Quantum Dot Optical Amplifiers: Short-Pulse Operating Regime

  • Quantum Dot Optical Amplifiers at High Bit Rates: Low Distortions and Patterning-Free Operation

  • Nonlinear Operation and Limiting Function Using QD Optical Amplifiers