The gain and phase dynamics of InAs/GaAs quantum dot amplifiers are studied using single and two-color heterodyne pump probe spectroscopy. The relaxation of the wetting layer carrier density is shown to have a strong effect on the phase dynamics of both ground and excited state transients, while having a much weaker effect on the gain dynamics. In addition, the dynamical alpha factor may also display a constant value after an initial transient. Such behavior is strongly encouraging for reduced pattern effect operation in high speed optical networks. (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics.
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- LINEWIDTH ENHANCEMENT FACTOR LASERS ALPHA GAIN