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Passively Mode-Locked Semiconductor Lasers

Dynamics and Stochastic Properties in the Presence of Optical Feedback

  • Lina¬†Jaurigue

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Lina Jaurigue
    Pages 1-13
  3. Lina Jaurigue
    Pages 15-31
  4. Lina Jaurigue
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  5. Lina Jaurigue
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  6. Lina Jaurigue
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  7. Lina Jaurigue
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 191-196

About this book

Introduction

This thesis investigates the dynamics of passively mode-locked semiconductor lasers, with a focus on the influence of optical feedback on the noise characteristics. The results presented here are important for improving the performance of passively mode-locked semiconductor lasers and, at the same time, are relevant for understanding delay-systems in general. The semi-analytic results developed are applicable to a broad range of oscillatory systems with time-delayed feedback, making the thesis of relevance to various scientific communities. Passively mode-locked lasers can produce pulse trains and have applications in the contexts of optical clocking, microscopy and optical data communication, among others. Using a system of delay differential equations to model these devices, a combination of numerical and semi-analytic methods is developed and used to characterize this system. 

Keywords

Passive Mode-locking Semiconductor Lasers Optical Feedback Time-delayed Feedback Timing Jitter Delay Differential Equations Bifurcation Analysis Noise-induced Modulations

Authors and affiliations

  • Lina¬†Jaurigue
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsTechnical University BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58874-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-58873-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58874-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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