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Optoelectronic feedback-sustained pulsation of laser diodes at 1300 nm and 780 nm
Author(s): Jun Chen; Guifang Li; Feng Tian; Joshua L. Kann; Raymond K. Boncek; David J. Grucza
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, experimental results are reported on optoelectronic feedback sustained pulsation in multi-quantum well InGaAsP laser diodes at 1300 nm and AlGaAs injection laser diodes at 780 nm. The feedback intensity plays an important role in feedback sustained pulsation in these two different kinds of laser diodes. When the feedback exceeds a certain level, the frequency of feedback sustained pulsation exhibits continuous, but staircase-like, dependence on the drive current with two characteristic slopes. The values of these slopes depend on the feedback level. Further, at appropriate feedback levels, there exists a bistability between the oscillation frequency and the drive current. The amplitude of feedback sustained pulsation can be modulated for subcarrier multiplexing applications. By further increasing the feedback level, period doubling phenomena was also observed in this dynamical system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3075, Photonic Processing Technology and Applications, (1 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277643
Show Author Affiliations
Jun Chen, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Guifang Li, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Feng Tian, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Joshua L. Kann, Rome Lab. (United States)
Raymond K. Boncek, Rome Lab. (United States)
David J. Grucza, Rome Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3075:
Photonic Processing Technology and Applications
Andrew R. Pirich; Raymond K. Boncek, Editor(s)

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