A single-mode diode laser subject to reflections from an externally pumped phase-conjugate mirror is theoretically investigated by using a rate-equation approach. In the phase plane defined by the amount of feedback and the frequency detuning between diode laser and phase-conjugate mirror, we found an island of locked steady-state behavior, surrounded by another type of steady-state behavior, referred to as the frequency-difference solution, and a region of self-pulsating relaxation oscillations.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 8, 1992
Published: November 15, 1992
G. H. M. van Tartwijk, H. J. C. van der Linden, and D. Lenstra, "Theory of a diode laser with phase-conjugate feedback," Opt. Lett. 17, 1590-1592 (1992)