Numerical Simulations of 1.5 μm Actively Mode-Locked Semiconductor Lasers Including Dispersive Elements and Chirp

Arthur J. Lowery, Ian W. Marshall

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A transmission-line laser model (TLLM) for mode-locked lasers is modified to include carrier-induced index variations which is the cause of laser chirp. Time domain, dynamic simulations show this to cause pulse narrowing, spectral shifting, and spectral broadening. The effects of ac drive, dc bias, unwanted reflections, and higher-harmonic RF drive are also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1981-1989
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

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