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Title: Multimode description of self-mode locking in a single-section quantum-dot laser

Abstract

This paper describes a theory for mode locking and frequency comb generation by four-wave mixing in a semiconductor quantum-dot active medium. The derivation uses a multimode semiclassical laser theory that accounts for fast carrier collisions within an inhomogeneous distribution of quantum dots. Numerical simulations are presented to illustrate the role of active medium nonlinearities in mode competition, gain saturation, carrier-induced refractive index and creation of combination tones that lead to locking of beat frequencies among lasing modes in the presence of cavity material dispersion.

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OSTI Identifier:
1599262
Grant/Contract Number:  
AR000067; NA0003525
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Published Article
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Optics Express Journal Volume: 28 Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher:
Optical Society of America
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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Chow, Weng W., Liu, Songtao, Zhang, Zeyu, Bowers, John E., and Sargent, Murray. Multimode description of self-mode locking in a single-section quantum-dot laser. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1364/OE.382821.
Chow, Weng W., Liu, Songtao, Zhang, Zeyu, Bowers, John E., & Sargent, Murray. Multimode description of self-mode locking in a single-section quantum-dot laser. United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.382821
Chow, Weng W., Liu, Songtao, Zhang, Zeyu, Bowers, John E., and Sargent, Murray. Wed . "Multimode description of self-mode locking in a single-section quantum-dot laser". United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.382821.
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author = {Chow, Weng W. and Liu, Songtao and Zhang, Zeyu and Bowers, John E. and Sargent, Murray},
abstractNote = {This paper describes a theory for mode locking and frequency comb generation by four-wave mixing in a semiconductor quantum-dot active medium. The derivation uses a multimode semiclassical laser theory that accounts for fast carrier collisions within an inhomogeneous distribution of quantum dots. Numerical simulations are presented to illustrate the role of active medium nonlinearities in mode competition, gain saturation, carrier-induced refractive index and creation of combination tones that lead to locking of beat frequencies among lasing modes in the presence of cavity material dispersion.},
doi = {10.1364/OE.382821},
journal = {Optics Express},
number = 4,
volume = 28,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {2}
}

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