17 April 2006 Two-mode dynamics in different semiconductor laser structures
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We review three two-mode models for different semiconductor laser structures: Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs), Twin-Stripe Semiconductor-Lasers (TSSL), and Semiconductor Ring Lasers (SRL). The VCSELs model and TSSL model display rich dynamic behavior when a saturable absorber is embedded in the cavity. VCSELs with saturable absorber showed polarization chaos, which found applications in encoded communications; TSSLs with saturable absorber show coherent locked states as well as chaotic behavior; and SRLs show a complex two-mode dynamics giving rise to bidirectional operation, alternate oscillations and spontaneous symmetry breaking toward quasi-unidirectional bistable solutions, with potential applications to all-optical switching.
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Alessandro Scirè, Marc Sorel, Pere Colet, Claudio Juan Tessone, Claudio R. Mirasso, Maxi San Miguel, "Two-mode dynamics in different semiconductor laser structures", Proc. SPIE 6184, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics II, 618405 (17 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666703; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.666703

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