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
Article number913417
JournalProceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2014
EventSemiconductor lasers and laser dynamics VI - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 14 Apr 201417 Apr 2014

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  • Mode-locked lasers
  • Semiconductor lasers


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