OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2004
  • pp: 302–306

Enhanced sensitivity to current modulation near dynamic instability in semiconductor lasers with optical feedback and optical injection

Maria S. Torre, Cristina Masoller, Paul Mandel, and K. Alan Shore  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 302-306 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.21.000302


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (205 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We study numerically the response of a semiconductor laser to a small current modulation added to the dc-bias current. The laser is subjected to either optical feedback from an external reflector or optical injection from another laser. We characterize the nonlinear amplification near the Hopf bifurcation leading to the onset of undamped relaxation oscillations.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

Citation
Maria S. Torre, Cristina Masoller, Paul Mandel, and K. Alan Shore, "Enhanced sensitivity to current modulation near dynamic instability in semiconductor lasers with optical feedback and optical injection," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 302-306 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-21-2-302


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. J. Ohtsubo, “Chaotic dynamics in semiconductor lasers with optical feedback,” in Progress in Optics, E. Wolf, ed., Vol. 44 (Elsevier, North Holland, Amsterdam, 2002), pp. 1–84.
  2. J. Sacher, D. Baums, P. Pankin, W. Elsässer, and E. O. Göbel, “Intensity instabilities of semiconductor lasers under current modulation, external light injection, and delayed feedback,” Phys. Rev. A 45, 1893–1905 (1992). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. Y. Liu, N. Kikuchi, and J. Ohtsubo, “Controlling dynamical behavior of a semiconductor laser with external optical feedback,” Phys. Rev. E 51, R2697–R2700 (1995). [CrossRef]
  4. Y. Takiguchi, Y. Liu, and J. Ohtsubo, “Low-frequency fluctuation induced by injection-current modulation in semiconductor lasers with optical feedback,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1369–1371 (1998). [CrossRef]
  5. J. M. Mendez, R. Laje, M. Giudici, J. Aliaga, and G. B. Mindlin, “Dynamics of periodically forced semiconductor laser with optical feedback,” Phys. Rev. E 63, 066218 (2001). [CrossRef]
  6. J. M. Buldú, J. Garcia-Ojalvo, C. R. Mirasso, and M. C. Torrent, “Stochastic entrainment of optical power dropouts,” Phys. Rev. E 66, 021106 (2002). [CrossRef]
  7. M. S. Torre, C. Masoller, P. Mandel, and K. A. Shore, “Transverse-mode dynamics in directly modulated vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with optical feedback,” submitted to IEEE J. Quantum Electron.
  8. T. B. Simpson, “Phase-locked microwave-frequency modulations in optically-injected laser diodes,” Opt. Commun. 170, 93–98 (1999). [CrossRef]
  9. T. B. Simpson and F. Doft, “Double-locked laser diode for miscrowave photonics applications,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 1476–1478 (1999). [CrossRef]
  10. M. Nizette, T. Erneux, A. Gavrielides, and V. Kovanis, “Stability and bifurcations of periodically modulated, optically injected laser diodes,” Phys. Rev. E 63, 026212 (2001). [CrossRef]
  11. M. Nizette, T. Erneux, A. Gavrielides, V. Kovanis, and T. B. Simpson, “Bistability of pulsating intensities for double-locked laser diodes,” Phys. Rev. E 65, 056610 (2002). [CrossRef]
  12. M. Nizette, “Temporal dynamics of driven nonlinear optical systems,” Ph.D. dissertation (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 2003).
  13. M. C. Eguia, G. B. Mindlin, and M. Giudici, “Low-frequency fluctuations in semiconductor lasers with optical feedback are induced with noise,” Phys. Rev. E 58, 2636–2639 (1998). [CrossRef]
  14. G. H. M. van Tartwijk and D. Lenstra, “Semiconductor lasers with optical injection and feedback,” Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 7, 87–143 (1995). [CrossRef]
  15. T. Erneux, S. M. Baer, and P. Mandel, “Subharmonic bifurcation and bistability of periodic solutions in a periodically modulated laser,” Phys. Rev. A 35, 1165–1171 (1987). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. P. Mandel, P. Nardone, and T. Erneux, “Periodic loss modulation in a ring laser: influence of inhomogeneous broadening and detuning,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 1113–1120 (1988). [CrossRef]
  17. C. Mayol, R. Toral, C. R. Mirasso, S. I. Turovets, and L. Pesquera, “Theory of main resonances in directly modulated diode lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 260–269 (2002). [CrossRef]
  18. J. Y. Law, G. H. M. van Tartwijk, and G. P. Agrawal, “Effects of tranverse-mode competition on the injection dynamics of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers,” Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 9, 737–747 (1997). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited