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1 January 1987 Extended Model Of Mode Competition In Fabry-Perot Lasers
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In this paper an inherent effect of laser diodes is presented to explain considerable disturbances like mode hoppings in optical communication systems. In general the switching processes of the laser modes are clarified. The effect is connected with an extended mode competition in index guided Fabry-Perot lasers and bases on a gain ripple in longitudinal direction. This leads to a distributed positive optical feedback. One result of the increased mode competition are fast switching transients of the laser modes (mode-hoppings) as can be measured in time-resolved spectra of index guided 1.3μm diodes.
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P. J. Herre and U. Barabas "Extended Model Of Mode Competition In Fabry-Perot Lasers", Proc. SPIE 0818, Current Developments in Optical Engineering II, (1 January 1987);

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