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Optical feedback effects observed in the onset of the period-doubling bifurcation of modulated laser diode
Author(s): Horacio Lamela; Sara Perez
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Paper Abstract

We present experimental data on the dynamic response to direct current modulation of off-the-shelf laser diode devices. We have been able to observe strong effects due to the light reflected at the fiber end, thus providing optical feedback. These effects are shown to have a major impact when the laser is close to a dynamical instability (period doubling bifurcation). We observe that around the frequency of resonance, the spectrum becomes periodic having several peaks spaced by the inverse of the external cavity round trip delay. A strong current modulation causes the laser diode to narrow this spectrum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3944, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VIII, (14 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391459
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Horacio Lamela, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Sara Perez, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3944:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VIII
Rolf H. Binder; Peter Blood; Marek Osinski, Editor(s)

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