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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2013
  • pp: 3125–3132

Experimental and theoretical study of wide hysteresis cycles in 1550 nm VCSELs under optical injection

Peng Guo, Weijian Yang, Devang Parekh, Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, Anshi Xu, and Zhangyuan Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 3125-3132 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.003125


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Abstract

We present experimental results of output power bistability in a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser under optical injection induced by frequency detuning or power variation of the master laser. An ultra-wide hysteresis cycle of 3.7 nm (473.3 GHz) is achieved through frequency detuning, which is more than 11 times wider than that achieved in the state-of-the-art (37 GHz). Furthermore, the width of injection power induced hysteresis cycle we achieved is as large as 7.3 dB. We theoretically analyzed the hysteresis cycles based on standard optical injection locking rate equations including the interference effect of master laser reflection and found excellent agreement with experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2013
Published: February 1, 2013

Citation
Peng Guo, Weijian Yang, Devang Parekh, Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, Anshi Xu, and Zhangyuan Chen, "Experimental and theoretical study of wide hysteresis cycles in 1550 nm VCSELs under optical injection," Opt. Express 21, 3125-3132 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-3-3125


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