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Springer Theses

Passively Mode-Locked Semiconductor Lasers

Dynamics and Stochastic Properties in the Presence of Optical Feedback

Authors: Jaurigue, Lina

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  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Investigates mode-locked laser dynamics over a wide range of feedback delay times to address the strong influence of the feedback phase for short delay times Also addresses the multi-stability and noise-induced modulations which arise for long feedback delay times Employs a combination of numerical integration, path continuation, and semi-analytic methods Derives a simple formula for the feedback dependence of the timing jitter
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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. 

About the authors

Lina Jaurigue received her BSc in physics, mathematics and geophysics in 2009 from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. In 2011 she completed her BSc with First Class Honours in physics and following this her MSc in physics in 2013, both also from the Victoria University of Wellington. In 2013 she started her doctoral studies at the Technische Universität Berlin, which she completed in 2016. Her scientific interests include nonlinear laser dynamics, delay differential equations and quantum transport. She has authored and co-authored 8 peer-reviewed scientific papers.      

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Passively Mode-Locked Semiconductor Lasers
Book Subtitle
Dynamics and Stochastic Properties in the Presence of Optical Feedback
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58874-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58874-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58873-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86497-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 196
Number of Illustrations
80 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
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