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Dynamics of multimode coupled lasers
Author(s): Sebastian M. Wieczorek; Weng W. Chow
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Paper Abstract

The paper is concerned with a theoretical study of synchronization between two end-to-end coupled lasers. Lasers are treated within the framework of a special multimode theory, valid for arbitrary coupling between lasers, where the laser field is decomposed in terms of the composite-cavity modes of the entire coupled-laser system. Bifurcation continuation techniques are used to systematically investigate the resulting equations under class-A, and further under class-B approximation. We discovered that the mechanism leading to laser synchronization changes from strong composite-cavity mode competition in class-A regime to frequency locking of composite-cavity modes in class-B regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5452, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.544933
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Sebastian M. Wieczorek, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Weng W. Chow, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5452:
Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics
Daan Lenstra; Geert Morthier; Thomas Erneux; Markus Pessa, Editor(s)

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