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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — Mar. 10, 2014
  • pp: 4880–4885

Investigation of elliptically polarized injection locked states in VCSELs subject to orthogonal optical injection

Hong Lin, Pablo Pérez, Angel Valle, and Luis Pesquera  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 4880-4885 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.004880


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Abstract

We demonstrate experimentally the existence of the elliptically polarized injection-locked (EPIL) state. This state is observed when a single-transverse mode VCSEL is subject to orthogonal optical injection. The spectral feature of the EPIL state is verified and the power of each polarization is measured. The regime of the EPIL state is identified in the parameter plane of frequency detuning and injection power for different bias currents. As current decreases the frequency detuning range for the EPIL to exist is narrower and shifts toward the negative frequency detuning. Periodic dynamics of the VCSEL is found in the neighborhood of the EPIL regime.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 2014
Published: February 24, 2014

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Physics and Applications of Laser Dynamics (2014) Optics Express

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Hong Lin, Pablo Pérez, Angel Valle, and Luis Pesquera, "Investigation of elliptically polarized injection locked states in VCSELs subject to orthogonal optical injection," Opt. Express 22, 4880-4885 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-5-4880


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