Springer Theses

Nonlinear Photonics in Mid-infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers

Authors: Jumpertz, Louise

  • Nominated as an outstanding  Ph.D. thesis by the University Paris-Saclay, France
  • Presents the first comprehensive analysis of quantum cascade laser nonlinear dynamics 
  • Includes the first observation of a temporal chaotic behavior in quantum cascade lasers 
  • Provides the first elucidation of the quantum cascade laser feedback regimes
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This thesis presents the first comprehensive analysis of quantum cascade laser nonlinear dynamics and includes the first observation of a temporal chaotic behavior in quantum cascade lasers. It also provides the first analysis of optical instabilities in the mid-infrared range.

Mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers are unipolar semiconductor lasers, which have become widely used in applications such as gas spectroscopy, free-space communications or optical countermeasures. Applying external perturbations such as optical feedback or optical injection leads to a strong modification of the quantum cascade laser properties. Optical feedback impacts the static properties of mid-infrared Fabry–Perot and distributed feedback quantum cascade lasers, inducing power increase; threshold reduction; modification of the optical spectrum, which can become either single- or multimode; and enhanced beam quality in broad-area transverse multimode lasers. It also leads to a different dynamical behavior, and a quantum cascade laser subject to optical feedback can oscillate periodically or even become chaotic.  A quantum cascade laser under external control could therefore be a source with enhanced properties for the usual mid-infrared applications, but could also address new applications such as tunable photonic oscillators, extreme events generators, chaotic Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), chaos-based secured communications or unpredictable countermeasures.

About the authors

Louise Jumpertz graduated from Institut d'Optique Graduate School (France) in 2013 with an Engineering degree and a Master of research in optics. She graduated with a PhD in Electronics and Communications from Telecom ParisTech (France) in collaboration with the company mirSense in November 2016. She is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at the French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis. Her research interests are laser physics at various wavelengths (visible, near- and mid-infrared) and nonlinear optics.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jumpertz, Louise

    Pages 1-8

  • Quantum Cascade Lasers: High Performance Mid-infrared Sources

    Jumpertz, Louise

    Pages 9-34

  • Optical Feedback in Interband Lasers

    Jumpertz, Louise

    Pages 35-61

  • Impact of Optical Feedback on Quantum Cascade Lasers

    Jumpertz, Louise

    Pages 63-91

  • Beam Shaping in Broad-Area Quantum Cascade Lasers Using Optical Feedback

    Jumpertz, Louise

    Pages 93-109

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65879-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65878-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nonlinear Photonics in Mid-infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65879-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65879-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65878-0
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 134
Number of Illustrations and Tables
94 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
Topics