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New rate equation description for lasers with output coupling with application to semiconductor lasers having external injection and conventional or phase-conjugate feedback
Author(s): Erik J. Bochove
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Paper Abstract

A new, broadly applicable technique for obtaining optical rate equations is derived for laser cavities having a variety of possible exterior couplings, including field injection and feedback. The method, based on analytical continuation of the roundtrip condition, retains essential resonator physics over the whole spectral range and all magnitudes of coupling, in contrast to existing rate equations. Injection locking, external feedback, and phase conjugative interaction are discussed as applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2693, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IV, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239003
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Erik J. Bochove, Air Force Phillips Lab. and Univ. of New Mexico (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2693:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IV
Weng W. Chow; Marek Osinski, Editor(s)

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