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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 501–508

Stochastic coupled mode theory for partially coherent laser arrays

Dominic F. Siriani, Kent D. Choquette, and P. Scott Carney  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 501-508 (2010)

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Partially coherent, transversely coupled laser arrays are investigated within a stochastic coupled mode formalism. Predictions of the coherence or correlation functions in both the spectral and time domains are made. It is demonstrated that the coherence properties of the system in both domains are strongly dependent on the number and intensity of coupled modes. The theory can be useful for the study of semiconductor laser arrays, particularly vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser arrays.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(140.2010) Lasers and laser optics : Diode laser arrays
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 6, 2010
Published: February 23, 2010

Dominic F. Siriani, Kent D. Choquette, and P. Scott Carney, "Stochastic coupled mode theory for partially coherent laser arrays," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 501-508 (2010)

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