This letter reports on InP/GaInP quantum dot mode-locked lasers emitting in the 730 nm wavelength region, extending the spectral range of previously reported monolithic mode-locked edge-emitting lasers. Modal gain and absorption measurements were used to identify a relatively broad spectrum which is utilised to support passive mode-locking in a monolithically integrated two-section ridge laser. The conditions for mode-locking were explored by varying the current to the gain section and reverse bias to the absorber section. For a total cavity length of 3 mm, the shortest pulse train observed was 6 ps in duration with a repetition rate of 12.55 GHz.
- InP quantum dots
- Mode-locked laser diode
- monolithic integration
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering