Ultrafast gain and index dynamics of quantum dash structures emitting at 1.55 mu m

Mike van der Poel, Jesper Mørk, A. Somers, A. Forchel, J. P. Reithmaier, G. Eisenstein

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Abstract

The authors systematically characterize the ultrafast gain and index recovery of a quantum dash semiconductor optical amplifier after it has amplified a strong femtosecond pulse. The results show a recovery dominated by a fast time constant of 1.4 ps with an ultimate recovery taking place on a 150 ps time scale. The results are distinctly different from the recovery of quantum dot amplifiers and reflect the special density of states of the quantum-wire-like dashes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume89
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)081102
ISSN0003-6951
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Copyright (2006) American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics.

Keywords

  • DEVICES
  • LASERS
  • HETERODYNE PUMP-PROBE
  • DOT AMPLIFIERS

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