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Dynamics of semiconductor lasers with filtered optical feedback
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Paper Abstract

In the filtered optical feedback (FOF) scheme a part of the emission of the laser is spectrally filtered, for example by a Fabry-Perot filter, and than fed back into the laser. If a semiconductor laser is subject to such delayed FOF qualitative different types of oscillations are possible: the well known relaxation oscillations and, more remarkably, frequency oscillations. We explain how the continuous wave operation of the FOF laser - the external filtered modes - lose their stability and the different types of oscillations arise due to the presence of the filter. This study is restricted to the case of a narrow filter. This means that there are only a few external filtered modes within the width of the filter, so that the influence of the feedback phase can be studied explicitly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6184, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics II, 61840V (14 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.663295
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B. Krauskopf, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Vrije Univ. Amsterdam (Netherlands)
H. Erzgräber, Vrije Univ. Amsterdam (Netherlands)
D. Lenstra, Vrije Univ. Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6184:
Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics II
Daan Lenstra; Markus Pessa; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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