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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 3 — Feb. 2, 2009
  • pp: 2033–2041

Mutual optical injection in coupled DBR laser pairs

M. P. Vaughan, I. Henning, M. J. Adams, L. J. Rivers, P. Cannard, and I. F. Lealman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 2033-2041 (2009)

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We report an experimental study of nonlinear effects, characteristic of mutual optical coupling, in an ultra-short coupling regime observed in a distributed Bragg reflector laser pair fabricated on the same chip. Optical feedback is amplified via a double pass through a common on-chip optical amplifier, which introduces further nonlinear phenomena. Optical coupling has been introduced via back reflection from a cleave-ended fibre. The coupling may be varied in strength by varying the distance of the fibre from the output of the chip, without significantly affecting the coupling time.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(250.4390) Optoelectronics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(250.5960) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2008
Published: January 30, 2009

M. P. Vaughan, I. Henning, M. J. Adams, L. J. Rivers, P. Cannard, and I. F. Lealman, "Mutual optical injection in coupled DBR laser pairs," Opt. Express 17, 2033-2041 (2009)

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