Systematic investigation of the temperature behavior of InAs/InP quantum nanostructure passively mode-locked lasers

K. Klaime, R. Piron, F. Grillot, M. Dontabactouny, S. Loualiche, A. Le Corre, Kresten Yvind

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Abstract

This paper aims to investigate the effects of the temperature on the mode-locking capability of two section InAs/InP quantum nanostructure (QN) passively mode locked lasers. Devices are made with multi-layers of self-assembled InAs QN either grown on InP(100) (5 quantum dashes (QDashes) layers) or on InP (311)B (6 quantum dots (QDs) layers). Using an analytical model, the mode-locking stability map is extracted for the two types of QN as a function of optical absorption, cavity length, current density and temperature. We believe that this study is of first importance since it reports for the first time a systematic investigation of the temperature-dependence on the mode-locking properties of InAs/InP QN devices. Beside, a rigorous comparison between QDashes and QDs temperature dependence is proposed through a proper analysis of the mode-locking stability maps. Experimental results also show that under some specific conditions the mode-locking operation can be temperature independent.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8634
Pages (from-to)863407
Number of pages8
ISSN0277-786X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventSPIE Photonics West : Quantum Dots and Nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterization, and Modeling X - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2 Feb 20137 Feb 2013

Conference

ConferenceSPIE Photonics West : Quantum Dots and Nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterization, and Modeling X
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period02/02/201307/02/2013

Keywords

  • Mode-locked fiber lasers
  • Nanostructures
  • Passive mode locking
  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Semiconductor quantum dots
  • Temperature distribution
  • Saturable absorbers

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