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Phase-locked modulations of optically injected laser diodes
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Paper Abstract

Recent experiments using lasers subject to strong external injection [Simpson, Opt. Commun. 170, 93 (1999)] have demonstrated that adding a small reference current modulation to the dc-bias current can easily lock the oscillation frequency of the laser to the reference frequency. Tunable, locked outputs from 9.5 to 13.1 GHz have been obtained. We explain why synchronization is readily achieved at high injection rates. We describe the locking phenomenon in detail and derive useful analytical expressions for the frequencies and locking range in terms of the laser parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3944, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VIII, (14 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391470
Show Author Affiliations
Athanasios Gavrielides, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Vassilios Kovanis, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Thomas Erneux, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Michel Nizette, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)


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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