A model to evaluate frequency locking by means of a power injection near a side mode of the free-running frequency is presented. Semiconductor optical nonlinearities govern the locking problem; they are represented by nonlinear coefficients that take into account both carrier fluctuations and all relevant fast phenomena. Field equations are derived from coupled-mode theory, accounting for longitudinal variations by means of appropriate mean values. Examples of results show both the single locked frequency-stable operation region and the case when the injected signal and the free-running field coexist.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 5, 1996
Published: May 1, 1996
Pierluigi Debernardi, "Locking characteristics of Fabry–Perot semiconductor laser oscillators with side-mode injection," Opt. Lett. 21, 656-658 (1996)