Stability of harmonically driven mode-locked semiconductor lasers

N. Onodera, Z. Ahmed, R. S. Tucker, A. J. Lowery

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Abstract

Previous reports of harmonically driven mode-locked semiconductor lasers have indicated that the intensity correlation between adjacent pulses has a contrast ratio of two, rather than three as expected for mode-locked pulses. We show that this reduced contrast ratio is a result of pulse instabilities in harmonically driven mode-locked lasers. By setting the rf drive frequency to the stable operating condition, stable pulses with a contrast ratio of three have been obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3527-3529
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume59
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1991
Externally publishedYes

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