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Optical injection in semiconductor or fiber lasers: a comparison, the influence of coherence
Author(s): Stephane Blin; Pascal Besnard; Olivier Vaudel; Sophie LaRochelle
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Paper Abstract

Feeding light inside a semiconductor laser gives rise to a wealthy set of dynamics that have been largely described. The two fundamental parameters are the detuning and the injected power. We present here theoretical and experimental evidence that other parameters may play a role. For instance, injecting with an orthogonal polarization is not equivalent to nullify the effect of optical injection as demonstrated by our experimental map. We will focus the main part of the talk on the influence of coherence. Some part of this study has been made possible by the use of a single-frequency fibre laser which enables us to establish an enlightening comparison between these two different types of lasers and also to surround the influence of coherence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5452, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.545799
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Stephane Blin, ENSSAT (France)
Fonctions Optiques pour les Telecommunications, CNRS (France)
Pascal Besnard, ENSSAT (France)
Fonctions Optiques pour les Telecommunications, CNRS (France)
Olivier Vaudel, ENSSAT (France)
Fonctions Optiques pour les Telecommunications, CNRS (France)
Sophie LaRochelle, Univ. Laval (Canada)

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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