1 May 1996 Semiconductor laser coupled to a finite-response time phase-conjugate mirror
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Abstract
Most of the previous treatments of semiconductor lasers subject to optical feedback from a phase-conjugate mirror (PCM) have assumed the PCM responds instantaneously. Furthermore, the mechanism responsible for phase conjugation does not usually enter into the analysis. In this paper are derived the time-dependent reflectivity from a PCM created through non-degenerate four-wave mixing. The resulting laser dynamics are compared to the case of the ideal PCM, as a function of PCM mirror interaction depth, distance to the PCM, and laser current. The time-responsive PCM tends to suppress otherwise chaotic output and produces power pulses whose frequency is tunable by varying laser current or PCM reflectivity.
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David H. DeTienne, George R. Gray, Govind P. Agrawal, Daan Lenstra, "Semiconductor laser coupled to a finite-response time phase-conjugate mirror", Proc. SPIE 2693, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IV, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239004; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.239004
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