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Stability properties of diode lasers with phase-conjugate feedback
Author(s): Wim A. van der Graaf; Luis Pesquera; Daan Lenstra
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Paper Abstract

For a diode laser subjected to feedback from a phase- conjugating mirror we present (1) the first exact stability- analysis and (2) various spectra. The stability properties are intermediate between those of the injection laser and the laser with conventional optical feedback. The role of a finite response-time is to drastically enhance the steady- state stability. For moderate feedback the frequency noise is suppressed by several orders of magnitude, and the main relaxation frequency of the laser shows a crossover from the usual relaxation oscillation frequency to a new frequency determined by the amount of feedback. This may be of technological importance since it improves the modulation bandwidth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3283, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI, (7 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316702
Show Author Affiliations
Wim A. van der Graaf, Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria and Vrije Univ. (Netherlands)
Luis Pesquera, Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (Spain)
Daan Lenstra, Vrije Univ. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3283:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI
Marek Osinski; Peter Blood; Akira Ishibashi, Editor(s)

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