2 May 2014 Soliton bound states in semiconductor disk laser
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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.
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Evgeny A. Viktorov, Mantas Butkus, Thomas Erneux, Craig J. Hamilton, Graeme P. A. Malcolm, Edik U. Rafailov, "Soliton bound states in semiconductor disk laser", Proc. SPIE 9134, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics VI, 913417 (2 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2052534; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2052534
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