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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 6 — Sep. 11, 2000
  • pp: 222–227

Intracavity stabilization of broad area lasers by structured delayed optical feedback

S. Wolff and H. Fouckhardt  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 7, Issue 6, pp. 222-227 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.7.000222


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Abstract

The influence of structured delayed optical feedback (SDOF) on a broad area laser is investigated experimentally. SDOF is realized with a miniature-sized convex external mirror. The setup takes into account the small time scales involved in semiconductor laser dynamics by employing short external resonator lengths. Careful choice of the feedback parameters leads to a narrow single-lobe farfield even at high pump currents. The experimental results confirm earlier microscopic dynamic simulations by O. Hess et al. predicting that SDOF might be capable of stabilizing the emission of broad area lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(070.6110) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial filtering
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(270.3100) Quantum optics : Instabilities and chaos

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History
Original Manuscript: July 14, 2000
Published: September 11, 2000

Citation
Sandra Wolff and Henning Fouckhardt, "Intracavity stabilization of broad area lasers by structured delayed optical feedback," Opt. Express 7, 222-227 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-7-6-222


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