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Passively mode-locked semiconductor lasers and their applications

Latkowski, Sylwester and Surre, Frederic and Landais, Pascal (2008) Passively mode-locked semiconductor lasers and their applications. In: ICTON 2008 - 10th Anniversary International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, 22-26 June 2008 , Athens, Greece. ISBN 978-1-4244-2625-6

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In this paper we present some characterizations of passively mode-locked semiconductor lasers. These lasers are multimode and they exhibit a modulation of their output power even though they are DC-biased. The modulation frequency corresponds to their free-spectral range. We demonstrate their potential: for generation of ultra-fast modulation for THz wave generation at room temperature without any direct modulations applied, in the radio frequency range they synchronise their modulation to the bit-rate of an incoming signal used for clock extraction. Therefore these devices can be used for all-optical clock recovery.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:THz; clock recovery; multimode laser; passively mode-locking; radio-frequency;
Subjects:Engineering > Optical communication
Physical Sciences > Lasers
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE)
Published in:Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks. . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. ISBN 978-1-4244-2625-6
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Copyright Information:©2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
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Deposited On:12 Jul 2010 11:20 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 12 Jul 2010 11:20

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