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Polarization switching dynamics and bistability in mutually coupled vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
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Paper Abstract

We theoretically investigate the polarization-resolved dynamics of two vertical-cavity surface-emitting semiconductor lasers that are mutually coupled through coherent optical injection. We find a sequence of bistable polarization switchings that can be induced by either changing the coupling strength or the optical propagation phase. The successive polarization switchings are correlated to the creation of new compound-cavity modes when these parameters are continuously varied. The switching dynamics and the role of asymetries are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6184, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics II, 618413 (14 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.663622
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Raúl Vicente, IMEDEA, CSIC-UIB (Spain)
Josep Mulet, IMEDEA, CSIC-UIB (Spain)
Claudio R. Mirasso, IMEDEA, CSIC-UIB (Spain)
Marc Sciamanna, Supélec, LMOPS, CNRS (France)

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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