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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2014
  • pp: 6905–6918

Relaxation and square-wave oscillations in a semiconductor laser with polarization rotated optical feedback

Gaetan Friart, Lionel Weicker, Jan Danckaert, and Thomas Erneux  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 6905-6918 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.006905


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Abstract

The rate equations for a laser with a polarization rotated optical feedback are investigated both numerically and analytically. The frequency detuning between the polarization modes is now taken into account and we review all earlier studies in order to motivate the range of values of the fixed parameters. We find that two basic Hopf bifurcations leading to either stable sustained relaxation or square-wave oscillations appear in the detuning versus feedback rate diagram. We also identify two key parameters describing the differences between the total gains of the two polarization modes and discuss their effects on the periodic square-waves.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 17, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2014
Published: March 18, 2014

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Physics and Applications of Laser Dynamics (2014) Optics Express

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Gaetan Friart, Lionel Weicker, Jan Danckaert, and Thomas Erneux, "Relaxation and square-wave oscillations in a semiconductor laser with polarization rotated optical feedback," Opt. Express 22, 6905-6918 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-6-6905


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