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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2002
  • pp: 5036–5039

Simultaneous injection locking of couples of high-power broad-area lasers driven by a common current source

Yun Liu, Hua-Kuang Liu, and Yehuda Braiman  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 24, pp. 5036-5039 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.005036


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate the simultaneous injection locking of pairs of high-power broad-area laser diodes in a 19-laser array driven by a common current source. Each pair is injection locked by use of a single-mode low-power semiconductor laser. The frequency and phase locking are verified by the optical spectrum and the interference pattern between the injection-locked lasers. The influence of frequency detuning on the (simultaneous) injection behavior has been experimentally clarified. We validate a necessary condition for the injection locking of a broad-area laser array.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.2010) Lasers and laser optics : Diode laser arrays
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked

History
Original Manuscript: March 12, 2002
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2002
Published: August 20, 2002

Citation
Yun Liu, Hua-Kuang Liu, and Yehuda Braiman, "Simultaneous injection locking of couples of high-power broad-area lasers driven by a common current source," Appl. Opt. 41, 5036-5039 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-24-5036


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