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Mode-Locking Dynamics in Electrically Driven Vertical-External-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers

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2 Author(s)
Mulet, J. ; Inst. Mediterrani d''Estudis Avancats, Campus Univ. de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain ; Balle, S.

We develop a novel description of electrically driven vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting semiconductor lasers (VECSELs) mode-locked by saturable absorber mirrors. Our approach is based on an analytical solution of the bidirectional traveling-wave equations for fundamental transverse mode operation. The resulting time-domain equations describe the evolution of the electric fields and carrier-densities at the quantum-well layers of the emitter and absorber structures which are coupled through delayed boundary conditions. For the design considered, we obtain stable mode-locked pulses of few tens of picoseconds at 15-GHz repetition rate in agreement with recently reported experimental results.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 9 )