Abstract

Fabry–Perot InAs quantum-dot lasers grown on GaAs substrates are mutually coupled with a delay of several nanoseconds. Stable phase-locked output with narrow linewidth is obtained when the frequency detuning between the two lasers is less than 4GHz. This simple locking scheme could find application in a variety of photonics applications.

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2007 (2)

D. Goulding, S. P. Hegarty, O. Raskazzov, S. Melnik, M. Hartnett, G. Greene, J. G. McInerney, D. Rachinskii, and G. Huyet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 153903 (2007).
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[CrossRef]

2006 (2)

E. Malic, K. J. Ahn, M. J. P. Bormann, P. Hovel, E. Scholl, A. Knorr, M. Kuntz, and D. Bimberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 101107 (2006).
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A. Salhi, L. Martiradonna, G. Visimberga, V. Tasco, L. Fortunato, M. T. Todaro, R. Cingolani, A. Passaseo, and M. De Vittorio, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1735 (2006).
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2005 (1)

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2004 (2)

J. Muszalski, J. Houlihan, G. Huyet, and B. Corbett, Electron. Lett. 40, 428 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. O'Brien, S. P. Hegarty, G. Huyet, and A. V. Uskov, Opt. Lett. 29, 1072 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (2)

H. Su, L. Zhang, A. L. Gray, R. Wang, T. C. Newell, K. J. Malloy, and L. F. Lester, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1504 (2003).
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[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

M. Kuntz, N. N. Ledentsov, D. Bimberg, A. R. Kovsh, V. M. Ustinov, A. E. Zhukov, and Y. M. Shernyakov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3846 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

T. Heil, I. Fischer, W. Elsasser, J. Mulet, and C. R. Mirasso, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 795 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000 (1)

S. Sivaprakasam and K. A. Shore, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 35 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

E. Malic, K. J. Ahn, M. J. P. Bormann, P. Hovel, E. Scholl, A. Knorr, M. Kuntz, and D. Bimberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 101107 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Kuntz, N. N. Ledentsov, D. Bimberg, A. R. Kovsh, V. M. Ustinov, A. E. Zhukov, and Y. M. Shernyakov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3846 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

D. O'Brien, S. P. Hegarty, G. Huyet, J. G. McInerney, T. Kettler, M. Laemmlin, D. Bimberg, V. M. Ustinov, A. E. Zhukov, S. S. Mikhrin, and A. R. Kovsh, Electron. Lett. 39, 1819 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Muszalski, J. Houlihan, G. Huyet, and B. Corbett, Electron. Lett. 40, 428 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. Sivaprakasam and K. A. Shore, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 35 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

H. Su, L. Zhang, A. L. Gray, R. Wang, T. C. Newell, K. J. Malloy, and L. F. Lester, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1504 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. Salhi, L. Martiradonna, G. Visimberga, V. Tasco, L. Fortunato, M. T. Todaro, R. Cingolani, A. Passaseo, and M. De Vittorio, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1735 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. T. Todaro, A. Salhi, L. Fortunato, R. Cingolani, A. Passaseo, M. De Vittorio, P. Della Casa, F. Ghiglieno, and L. Bianco, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 191 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rep., Phys. Lett. (1)

S. Wieczorek, B. Krauskopf, T. B. Simpson, and D. Lenstra, Phys. Rep., Phys. Lett. 416, 1 (2005).

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

T. Heil, I. Fischer, W. Elsasser, J. Mulet, and C. R. Mirasso, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 795 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Goulding, S. P. Hegarty, O. Raskazzov, S. Melnik, M. Hartnett, G. Greene, J. G. McInerney, D. Rachinskii, and G. Huyet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 153903 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

B.Krauskopf and D.Lenstra, eds., Fundamental Issues of Nonlinear Laser Dynamics: Concepts, Mathematics, Physics, and Applications International Spring School, Texel, The Netherlands April 16-19, 2000.
[PubMed]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental arrangement for investigating the dynamics of bidirectionally coupled QD-FP lasers, QDL1, and QDL2. The blazed grating (BG) is included to ensure single-mode operation. Optical isolators (ISO) prevent external reflections from perturbing the system.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Optical spectra of 1 mm QD-FP laser running at twice threshold current. (a) Free-running laser. (b) Coupled directly to 600 μ m QD-FP laser. (c) Coupled to 600 μ m QD-FP laser via diffraction grating to select a single mode. (d) Mixing signal of mutually coupled laser with narrow linewidth tunable laser. QD laser linewidth 2 MHz . Free running QD laser linewidth 25 MHz . The laser separation is 30 cm for (b) and 1 m for (c) and (d).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Left: fringes produced by interfering two mutually coupled, 1.3 m separated quantum dot lasers. The phase coherence between the two lasers is evident in the high visibility of the fringes generated. Right: oscilloscope trace with 1.5 GHz bandwidth of a 1 mm long QD-FP laser coupled to 600 μ m long QD-FP laser, 1.3 m distant.

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