Ultrafast non-equilibrium carrier dynamics in semiconductor laser mode-locking

I. Kilen, C. N. Böttge, Jorg Hader, Stephan W Koch, Jerome V Moloney

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Abstract

The mode-locking dynamics of a vertical external-cavity surface-emitting laser with saturable absorber is analyzed using a microscopic many-body theory. The light field is treated at the level of Maxwell’s equations and the quantum-wells are modeled using the semiconductor Bloch equations. The carrier relaxation and the polarization dephasing dynamics is treated at different levels of approximation ranging from a simple rate approximation to the second-Born-Markov level. Examples of mode-locked pulse generation are presented identifying the regimes for stable ultra-short pulses, multiple pulse generation, and instability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume9349
ISBN (Print)9781628414394
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) V - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Feb 9 2015Feb 10 2015

Other

OtherVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) V
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period2/9/152/10/15

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laser mode locking
Mode-locking
Laser mode locking
Semiconductor Lasers
Non-equilibrium
Semiconductor lasers
semiconductor lasers
Saturable Absorber
Ultrashort Pulse
Saturable absorbers
External Cavity
Surface emitting lasers
Maxwell equations
Quantum Well
Approximation
pulses
Ultrashort pulses
Maxwell's equations
Semiconductor quantum wells
Semiconductors

Keywords

  • GaAs
  • kinetic holes
  • mode-locking
  • RPG
  • semiconductor Bloch equations
  • semiconductor laser
  • SESAM
  • simulation
  • VECSELs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Kilen, I., Böttge, C. N., Hader, J., Koch, S. W., & Moloney, J. V. (2015). Ultrafast non-equilibrium carrier dynamics in semiconductor laser mode-locking. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 9349). [934902] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2080065

Ultrafast non-equilibrium carrier dynamics in semiconductor laser mode-locking. / Kilen, I.; Böttge, C. N.; Hader, Jorg; Koch, Stephan W; Moloney, Jerome V.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9349 SPIE, 2015. 934902.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kilen, I, Böttge, CN, Hader, J, Koch, SW & Moloney, JV 2015, Ultrafast non-equilibrium carrier dynamics in semiconductor laser mode-locking. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 9349, 934902, SPIE, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) V, San Francisco, United States, 2/9/15. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2080065
Kilen I, Böttge CN, Hader J, Koch SW, Moloney JV. Ultrafast non-equilibrium carrier dynamics in semiconductor laser mode-locking. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9349. SPIE. 2015. 934902 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2080065
Kilen, I. ; Böttge, C. N. ; Hader, Jorg ; Koch, Stephan W ; Moloney, Jerome V. / Ultrafast non-equilibrium carrier dynamics in semiconductor laser mode-locking. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9349 SPIE, 2015.
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