12 June 2002 Mixed-mode dynamics in a semiconductor laser with two optical feedbacks
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Proceedings Volume 4646, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices X; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.470545
Event: Symposium on Integrated Optoelectronic Devices, 2002, San Jose, California, United States
Abstract
We demonstrate analytically and numerically that multiple mixed external cavity mode solutions are possible for a laser subject to optical feedback from two external cavities. Such solutions exhibit a series of bifurcations and can be easily identified from optical spectra and their frequency content. Similar states have been proposed and analyzed within the framework of the usual Lang-Kobayashi equations describing a semiconductor laser subject to a single optical feedback in short cavities and with moderate pumping. We will present experimental results demonstrating the existence of mixed-mode states in a two-cavity system. We also find that the bifurcation sequence can terminate in low frequency fluctuation states before restabilization on a new maximum power external cavity mode.
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David W. Sukow, David W. Sukow, Athanasios Gavrielides, Athanasios Gavrielides, Michael C. Hegg, Michael C. Hegg, Jennifer L. Wright, Jennifer L. Wright, "Mixed-mode dynamics in a semiconductor laser with two optical feedbacks", Proc. SPIE 4646, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices X, (12 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.470545; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.470545
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