Influence of chirp on the femtosecond excitation of a semiconductor microcavity laser

Eckhard Kühn, Angela Thränhardt, Stephan W. Koch, Wolfgang Stolz, Sangam Chatterjee, Christoph Lange, Wolfgang W. Rühle, Wendel Wohlleben, Marcus Motzkus

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Abstract

The time-resolved response of an optically excited vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser is measured for quadratically chirped pump pulses. The experimental results are compared with simulations based on microscopic calculations and qualitatively good agreement is obtained. The theoretical analysis shows that the observed dependence of both, the amplitude and the temporal evolution of the laser response, on the sign and amplitude of the quadratical chirp can be attributed to the excitation-induced dephasing process of the 1s plasma-resonance of the quantum-well barriers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number011107
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume92
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 16 2008

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Kühn, E., Thränhardt, A., Koch, S. W., Stolz, W., Chatterjee, S., Lange, C., Rühle, W. W., Wohlleben, W., & Motzkus, M. (2008). Influence of chirp on the femtosecond excitation of a semiconductor microcavity laser. Applied Physics Letters, 92(1), [011107]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2830700