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Analytical theory of external cavity modes of a semiconductor laser with phase-conjugate feedback
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Paper Abstract

The rate equations describing a laser with phase conjugate feedback are analyzed in the case of non-zero detuning. For low feedback rates and detuning, the stability diagram of the steady state is similar to the laser subject to injection. A stable steady state may loose its stability through a Hopf bifurcation exhibiting a frequency close to the relaxation oscillation frequency of the solitary laser. We also construct time-periodic pulsating intensity solutions exhibiting frequencies close to an integer multiple of the external cavity frequency. These solutions have been found numerically for the zero detuning case and play an important role in the bifurcation diagram.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5452, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.545884
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas Erneux, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Athanasios Gavrielides, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Kirk Green, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Bernd Krauskopf, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)


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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