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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 17 — Aug. 25, 2003
  • pp: 2060–2080

Dynamics of frequency shifted feedback lasers: simulation studies

M. Stellpflug, G. Bonnet, B. W. Shore, and K. Bergmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 17, pp. 2060-2080 (2003)

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The operation of an intracavity frequency shifted feedback (FSF) laser exhibits a remarkable range of properties, some of which have been described previously. Here we report a more complete analysis of the dependence of the output power upon pump-laser power, based on simulations with an extended rate equation model and the use of phase space analysis. The effect of FSF is discussed in detail. The simulation of the operation of a titanium-sapphire laser with FSF reveals five separate regimes of operation, a superset of those observed in experiment. We predict the thresholds for each of these regimes for FSF-lasers with titanium-sapphire or neodymium doped crystals as gain medium.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(060.2630) Fiber optics and optical communications : Frequency modulation
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics

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Original Manuscript: June 2, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 20, 2003
Published: August 25, 2003

M. Stellpflug, G. Bonnet, B. Shore, and K. Bergmann, "Dynamics of frequency shifted feedback lasers: simulation studies," Opt. Express 11, 2060-2080 (2003)

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