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Passively Mode-Locked Semiconductor Lasers

Dynamics and Stochastic Properties in the Presence of Optical Feedback


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
    Pages 33-118
  5. Lina Jaurigue
    Pages 119-159
  6. Lina Jaurigue
    Pages 161-186
  7. Lina Jaurigue
    Pages 187-189
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 191-196

About this book


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. 


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

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsTechnical University BerlinBerlinGermany

About the authors

Lina Jaurigue received her BSc in physics, mathematics and geophysics in 2009 from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. In 2011 she completed her BSc with First Class Honours in physics and following this her MSc in physics in 2013, both also from the Victoria University of Wellington. In 2013 she started her doctoral studies at the Technische Universität Berlin, which she completed in 2016. Her scientific interests include nonlinear laser dynamics, delay differential equations and quantum transport. She has authored and co-authored 8 peer-reviewed scientific papers.      

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Passively Mode-Locked Semiconductor Lasers
  • Book Subtitle Dynamics and Stochastic Properties in the Presence of Optical Feedback
  • Authors Lina Jaurigue
  • Series Title Springer Theses
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Theses
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-58873-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86497-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-58874-2
  • Series ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5061
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 196
  • Number of Illustrations 80 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Physics, general
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