Pulse operation of semiconductor laser with nonlinear optical feedback

Guignard, Celine, Besnard, Pascal, Mihaescu, Adrian, MacDonald, K.F., Pochon, Sebastien and Zheludev, NikolayI. (2004) Pulse operation of semiconductor laser with nonlinear optical feedback. In, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics. SPIE Photonics Europe, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics Bellingham, US, The International Society for Optical Engineering. (Proceedings of SPIE). (doi:10.1117/12.545904).


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A semiconductor laser coupled to a gallium-made non linear mirror may exhibit pulse regime. In order to better understand this coupled cavity, stationary solutions and dynamics are described following the standard Lang and Kobayashi equations for a semiconductor laser submitted to nonlinear optical feedback. It is shown that the nonlinearity distorts the ellipse on which lied the stationary solutions, with a ``higher'' part corresponding to lower reflectivity and a ``lower'' part to higher reflectivity. Bifurcation diagrams and nonlinear analysis are presented while the conditions for pulsed operation are discussed

Item Type: Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1117/12.545904
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Physics and Astronomy
ePrint ID: 71024
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Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:01
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/71024

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