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Pulse operation of semiconductor laser with nonlinear optical feedback
Author(s): Celine Guignard; Pascal Besnard; Adrian Mihaescu; K. F. MacDonald; Sebastien Pochon; Nikolay I. Zheludev
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Paper Abstract

A semiconductor laser coupled to a gallium-made non linear mirror may exhibit pulse regime. In order to better understand this coupled cavity, stationary solutions and dynamics are described following the standard Lang and Kobayashi equations for a semiconductor laser submitted to nonlinear optical feedback. It is shown that the nonlinearity distorts the ellipse on which lied the stationary solutions, with a "higher" part corresponding to lower reflectivity and a "lower" part to higher reflectivity. Bifurcation diagrams and nonlinear analysis are presented while the conditions for pulsed operation are discussed.

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Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5452, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.545904
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Celine Guignard, Fonctions Optiques pour les Telecommunications, CNRS (France)
ENSSAT (France)
Pascal Besnard, Fonctions Optiques pour les Telecommunications, CNRS (France)
ENSSAT (France)
Adrian Mihaescu, Fonctions Optiques pour les Telecommunications, CNRS (France)
ENSSAT (France)
K. F. MacDonald, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Sebastien Pochon, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Nikolay I. Zheludev, Univ. of Southampton (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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