Dual-mode lasing in a 1310-nm quantum dot distributed feedback laser induced by single-beam optical injection

Hurtado, A. and Henning, I. D. and Adams, M. J. and Lester, L. F. (2013) Dual-mode lasing in a 1310-nm quantum dot distributed feedback laser induced by single-beam optical injection. Applied Physics Letters, 102 (20). ISSN 0003-6951

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Abstract

Tunable dual-mode lasing is experimentally demonstrated in a 1310-nm quantum dot (QD) distributed-feedback (DFB) laser under single-beam optical injection. The wavelength spacing between the two lasing modes is controlled by injecting the external optical signal into different residual Fabry-Perot modes of the QD DFB laser. The influence of important parameters, i.e., injection strength and bias current, is also analyzed. The simple experimental configuration used to achieve tunable dual-mode lasing and the theoretically superior properties of the QD laser offer exciting prospects for the use of these devices in microwave signal generation and radio-over-fiber applications for future mobile communication networks.