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Two-mode dynamics in different semiconductor laser structures
Author(s): Alessandro Scirè; Marc Sorel; Pere Colet; Claudio Juan Tessone; Claudio R. Mirasso; Maxi San Miguel
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Paper Abstract

We review three two-mode models for different semiconductor laser structures: Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs), Twin-Stripe Semiconductor-Lasers (TSSL), and Semiconductor Ring Lasers (SRL). The VCSELs model and TSSL model display rich dynamic behavior when a saturable absorber is embedded in the cavity. VCSELs with saturable absorber showed polarization chaos, which found applications in encoded communications; TSSLs with saturable absorber show coherent locked states as well as chaotic behavior; and SRLs show a complex two-mode dynamics giving rise to bidirectional operation, alternate oscillations and spontaneous symmetry breaking toward quasi-unidirectional bistable solutions, with potential applications to all-optical switching.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2006
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6184, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics II, 618405 (17 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666703
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Alessandro Scirè, Univ. de les Illes Balears (Spain)
Marc Sorel, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Pere Colet, Univ. de les Illes Balears (Spain)
Claudio Juan Tessone, Univ. de les Illes Balears (Spain)
Claudio R. Mirasso, Univ. de les Illes Balears (Spain)
Maxi San Miguel, Univ. de les Illes Balears (Spain)


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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