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Opt Express. 2012 Mar 12;20(6):5987-92. doi: 10.1364/OE.20.005987.

Extreme nonlinearities in InAs/InP nanowire gain media: the two-photon induced laser.

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  • 1Department of Electrical Engineering, Technion, Haifa 32000, Israel. acapua@tx.technion.ac.il

Abstract

We demonstrate a novel laser oscillation scheme in an InAs / InP wire-like quantum dash gain medium. A short optical pulse excites carriers by two photon absorption which relax to the energy levels providing gain thereby enabling laser oscillations. The nonlinear dynamic interaction is analyzed and quantified using multi-color pump-probe measurements and shows a highly efficient nonlinear two photon excitation process which is larger by more than an order of magnitude compared to common quantum well and bulk gain media. The dynamic response of the nonlinearly induced laser line is characterized by spectrally resolved temporal response measurements, while changes incurring upon propagation in the stimulating short pulse itself are characterized by frequency resolved optical gating (FROG).

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