WIAS Preprint No. 809, (2003)

Simulation of phase-controlled mode-beating lasers


  • Wünsche, Hans-Jürgen
  • Radziunas, Mindaugas
  • Bauer, Stefan
  • Brox, Olaf
  • Sartorius, Bernd

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 78-04 78A60 35-04 78-05

2008 Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme

  • 42.60.Mi 42.60.By 02.60.Cb


  • semiconductor laser, distributed feedback, modelling, self-pulsations, high speed, all optical signal processing, 3R-regeneration


Self-pulsations in Phase Controlled Mode Beating lasers (PhaseCOMB) are very attractive for all-optical clock recovery at ultra-high bit rates. In this paper we apply the comprehensive simulation tool LDSL that has been developed by us for studying the self-pulsation features of PhaseCOMB lasers considering the effects of spontaneous emission noise, longitudinal spatial hole burning, and gain dispersion. In particular the importance of mode control for adjusting the PhaseCOMB operating conditions is pointed out. The simulation results are confirmed by measurements on fabricated devices.

Appeared in

  • IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron., 9 (2003), pp. 857-864

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