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Passively Mode-Locked Semiconductor Lasers

Dynamics and Stochastic Properties in the Presence of Optical Feedback
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ISBN-13:
9783319588735
Einband:
Book
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.07.2017
Seiten:
196
Autor:
Lina Jaurigue
Gewicht:
474 g
Format:
244x162x20 mm
Serie:
Springer Theses
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Introduction.- Mode-locked Laser Model.- Mode-locked Laser Dynamics.- Timing Jitter of the Mode-locked Laser.- Noise-induced Modulations.- Summary and Outlook.
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.