Photonic generation of microwave signals : a quantum dot mode locked laser as a microwave source. Georgios Atmatzakis. Microwave signals can be photonically generated inside a quantum dot, passively mode locked laser. In order for this laser to be used as a microwave source, a microwave interface was created and connected to the laser. To characterize the source, its output microwave impedance was measured by using the load-pull technique. Also, the device was characterized in terms of output power, frequency and linewidth.
A mode-locked diode laser frequency comb for ultracold atomic physics experiments - ePrints Soton
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. Her scientific interests include nonlinear laser dynamics, delay differential equations and quantum transport. She has authored and co-authored 8 peer-reviewed scientific papers.
Construction and measurement of an actively mode-locked sigma laser