Soliton bound states in semiconductor disk laser

Evgeny A. Viktorov, Mantas Butkus, Thomas Erneux, Craig J. Hamilton, Graeme P. A. Malcolm, Edik U. Rafailov

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    We report what we believe is the first demonstration of a temporal soliton bound state in semiconductor disk laser. The laser was passively mode-locked using a quantum dot based semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (QD-SESAM). Two mode-locking regimes were observed where the laser would emit single or closely spaced double pulses (soliton bound state regime) per cavity round-trip. The pulses in soliton bound state regime were spaced by discrete, fixed time duration. We use a system of delay differential equations to model the dynamics of our device.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSemiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics VI
    EditorsKrassimir Panajotov, Marc Sciamanna, Angel Valle, Rainer Michalzik
    Place of PublicationBellingham
    PublisherSPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering
    ISBN (Print)9781628410822
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventSPIE Photonics Europe 2014: Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics VI - SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
    Duration: 14 Apr 201417 Apr 2014

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    NameProceedings of SPIE


    ConferenceSPIE Photonics Europe 2014: Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics VI
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