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Semiconductor laser coupled to a finite-response time phase-conjugate mirror
Author(s): David H. DeTienne; George R. Gray; Govind P. Agrawal; Daan Lenstra
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Paper Abstract

Most of the previous treatments of semiconductor lasers subject to optical feedback from a phase-conjugate mirror (PCM) have assumed the PCM responds instantaneously. Furthermore, the mechanism responsible for phase conjugation does not usually enter into the analysis. In this paper are derived the time-dependent reflectivity from a PCM created through non-degenerate four-wave mixing. The resulting laser dynamics are compared to the case of the ideal PCM, as a function of PCM mirror interaction depth, distance to the PCM, and laser current. The time-responsive PCM tends to suppress otherwise chaotic output and produces power pulses whose frequency is tunable by varying laser current or PCM reflectivity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2693, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IV, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239004
Show Author Affiliations
David H. DeTienne, Univ. of Utah (United States)
George R. Gray, Univ. of Utah (United States)
Govind P. Agrawal, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Daan Lenstra, Vrije Univ. Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

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