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Laser Science
San Jose, California United States
October 16-20, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-917-6
Optical Metamaterials: Theory (LWA)

Effect of two-frequency optical injection on multimode vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

Hong Lin, Amod J. Basnet, and David W. Pierce  »View Author Affiliations


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We study experimentally the dynamics of a multimode vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser subject to two-frequency orthogonal optical injection. Polarization switching, bistability, and instabilities are observed when the bias current is adjusted.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

H. Lin, A. J. Basnet, and D. W. Pierce, "Effect of two-frequency optical injection on multimode vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers," in Frontiers in Optics 2011/Laser Science XXVII, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper LWA5.

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