OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1046–1056

Spectral manipulation in Fabry–Perot lasers: perturbative inverse scattering approach

Stephen O’Brien, Andreas Amann, Robin Fehse, Simon Osborne, Eoin P. O’Reilly, and James M. Rondinelli  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 6, pp. 1046-1056 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.001046


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (291 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We present a method for tailoring the lasing spectrum of a Fabry–Perot laser through the introduction of a low density of weakly reflective features along the length of the optical cavity. Using a transfer-matrix approach, the positions of the features are obtained from a self-consistent solution of the corresponding inverse problem at first order in the effective index step introduced. Theoretical examples are given describing how a single-mode laser cavity and a two-color laser are designed. Experimental measurements show that the method enables the realization of single-mode semiconductor lasers with high spectral purity at a predetermined wavelength. We also demonstrate that cavities designed according to our first-order prescription are robust at larger values of the effective index step where effects at second order cannot be neglected.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 25, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 2005

Citation
Stephen O'Brien, Andreas Amann, Robin Fehse, Simon Osborne, Eoin P. O'Reilly, and James M. Rondinelli, "Spectral manipulation in Fabry-Perot lasers: perturbative inverse scattering approach," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1046-1056 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-23-6-1046


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. H. Kogelnik and C. V. Shank, "Coupled wave theory of distributed feedback laser diodes," J. Appl. Phys. 43, 2327-2335 (1972). [CrossRef]
  2. G. P. Agrawal and N. K. Dutta, Long-Wavelength Semiconductor Lasers (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1986).
  3. A. Talneau, J. Charil, and A. Ougazzaden, "Multiple distributed feedback operation at 1.55μm with uniform output powers in a single laser diode," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 600-602 (1999). [CrossRef]
  4. S. D. Roh, T. S. Yeoh, R. B. Swint, A. E. Huber, J. S. Woo, and J. J. Coleman, "Dual-wavelength InGaAs-GaAs ridge waveguide distributed Bragg reflector lasers with tunable mode speration," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1307-1309 (2000). [CrossRef]
  5. D. A. Kozlowski, J. S. Young, J. M. C. England, and R. G. S. Plumb, "Singlemode 1.3μm Fabry-Pérot lasers by mode suppression," Electron. Lett. 31, 648-650 (1995). [CrossRef]
  6. B. Corbett and D. McDonald, "Ridge waveguide single longitudinal mode Fabry-Pérot lasers by modal perturbation," Electron. Lett. 31, 2181-2182 (1995). [CrossRef]
  7. R. Feced, M. N. Zervas, and M. A. Muriel, "An efficient inverse scattering algorithm for the design of nonuniform fiber Bragg gratings," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1105-1115 (1999). [CrossRef]
  8. S. O'Brien and E. P. O'Reilly, "Theory of improved spectral purity in index patterned Fabry-Pérot lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 201101 (2005). [CrossRef]
  9. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 7th ed. (Cambridge U. Press, 2002).
  10. R. Bracewell, The Fourier Transform and its Applications (McGraw-Hill, 1965).
  11. D. A. Yanson, M. W. Street, S. D. McDougall, I. G. Thayne, J. H. Marsh, and E. A. Avrutin, "Ultrafast harmonic mode-locking of monolithic compound-cavity laser diodes incorporating photonic bandgap reflectors," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 1-11 (2001). [CrossRef]
  12. S. Hoffmann, M. Hoffmann, E. Brundermann, M. Havenith, M. Matus, J. V. Moloney, A. S. Moskalenko, M. Kira, S. W. Koch, S. Saito, and K. Sakai, "Four-wave mixing and direct terahertz emission with two-color semiconductor lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 3585-3587 (2004). [CrossRef]
  13. M. Tani, O. Morikawa, S. Matsuura, and M. Hangyo, "Generation of terahertz radiation by photomixing with dual- and multiple-mode lasers," Semicond. Sci. Technol. 20, 151-163 (2005). [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