5. Monolithic Quantum Dot Mode-Locked Lasers

  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.ch5

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) Monolithic Quantum Dot Mode-Locked Lasers, in Ultrafast Lasers Based on Quantum Dot Structures: Physics and Devices, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527634484.ch5

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:

  • mode-locked lasers;
  • passive mode-locking;
  • theoretical models of mode-locking;
  • pulse duration;
  • chirp;
  • dual-wavelength mode locking

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to Semiconductor Mode-Locked Lasers

  • Theoretical Models of Mode Locking in Semiconductor Lasers

  • Main Predictions of Generic Mode-Locked Laser Models and their Implication for Quantum Dot Lasers

  • Specific Features of Quantum Dot Mode-Locked Lasers in Theory and Modeling

  • Advantages of Quantum Dot Materials in Mode-Locked Laser Diodes

  • Ultrashort Pulse Generation: Achievements and Strategies

  • Noise Characteristics of QD Mode-Locked Lasers

  • Performance of QD Mode-Locked Lasers at Elevated Temperature

  • Exploiting Different Transitions for Pulse Generation

  • Summary and Outlook