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Dynamic model and characteristics of twin-stripe laser oscillators
Author(s): Miguel Angel Palacios; Herbert Burkhard; Klaus Schuenemann
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Paper Abstract

A model for the analysis the dynamical behaviour of a twin stripe laser oscillator is developed. It consists of a laser with two active stripes with slightly different effective indices of refraction accounting for different active indices, and for the existence of two modes (symmetric and antisymmetric). The analysis is based on two laterally coupled one-dimensional transmission lines. Oscillating optical signals at the laser output are observed, if both stripes are independently biased with direct currents, without any modulation. The main characteristics of these oscillations, as well as their dependence on several parameters of the devices, are shown. The main features of the oscillations are, that the frequency is above the relaxation oscillation frequency, and that the phase noise of the oscillations is much lower than in the beat signal of two solitary lasers. Finally, the modulation depth of the signal is optimized, and the linewidth is evaluated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4986, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XI, (25 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.479710
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Miguel Angel Palacios, Technische Univ. Hamburg-Harburg (Germany)
Herbert Burkhard, Technische Univ. Hamburg-Harburg (Germany)
Klaus Schuenemann, Technische Univ. Hamburg-Harburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4986:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XI
Marek Osinski; Hiroshi Amano; Peter Blood, Editor(s)

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