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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 22437–22442

Two-frequency injection on a multimode vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser

Hong Lin, David W. Pierce, Amod J. Basnet, Ana Quirce, Yu Zhang, and Angel Valle  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 22437-22442 (2011)

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We have studied experimentally effects of two-frequency optical injection on a multimode vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL). The injected signal comes from another VCSEL. Polarization switching (PS) with and without frequency locking occurs for relatively small frequency detuning. Outside the regime of polarization switching, the VCSEL demonstrates two types of instabilities. The instability regions and boundaries of PS of each transverse mode are mapped in the parameter plane of frequency detuning versus injected power.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 31, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2011
Published: October 24, 2011

Hong Lin, David W. Pierce, Amod J. Basnet, Ana Quirce, Yu Zhang, and Angel Valle, "Two-frequency injection on a multimode vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser," Opt. Express 19, 22437-22442 (2011)

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