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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 15 — Jul. 21, 2008
  • pp: 10968–10974

Optical injection in semiconductor ring lasers: backfire dynamics

Lendert Gelens, Stefano Beri, Guy Van der Sande, Jan Danckaert, Nicola Calabretta, Harm J. S. Dorren, Richard Nötzel, Erwin A. J. M. Bente, and Meint K. Smit  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 15, pp. 10968-10974 (2008)

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We report on directional mode switching in semiconductor ring lasers through optical injection co-propagating with the lasing mode. The understanding of this novel feature in ring lasers is based on the particular structure of a two-dimensional asymptotic phase space. Our theoretical results are verified numerically and experimentally.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 4, 2008
Published: July 8, 2008

Lendert Gelens, Stefano Beri, Guy Van der Sande, Jan Danckaert, Nicola Calabretta, Harm J. S. Dorren, Richard Nötzel, Erwin A. J. M. Bente, and Meint K. Smit, "Optical injection in semiconductor ring lasers: backfire dynamics," Opt. Express 16, 10968-10974 (2008)

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