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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 25 — Dec. 7, 2009
  • pp: 22838–22846

The effect of gain medium length on dynamic mode stability in semiconductor lasers with a long intra-cavity filter

Oh Kee Kwon, Chul Wook Lee, Jang Wook Shin, Eun Deok Sim, Jong-Hoi Kim, Dong Hun Lee, Dong Soo Bang, and Yong Soon Baek  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 25, pp. 22838-22846 (2009)

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We investigate theoretically and experimentally the effect of the physical length of gain medium on dynamic mode stability in semiconductor lasers with an intra-cavity filter. In simulation, two types of analysis models were used to examine the lasing properties and to analyze the dynamic mode stability of the external-cavity system, respectively. In experiment, two different kinds of the structures were fabricated and their spectra were analyzed. Both simulation and measurement results show clearly the length of the gain medium has a critical influence on the stability around the peak wavelength of the filter.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2009
Published: November 30, 2009

Oh Kee Kwon, Chul Wook Lee, Jang Wook Shin, Eun Deok Sim, Jong-Hoi Kim, Dong Hun Lee, Dong Soo Bang, and Yong Soon Baek, "The effect of gain medium length on dynamic mode stability in semiconductor lasers with a long intra-cavity filter," Opt. Express 17, 22838-22846 (2009)

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