The turn-on delay jitter of single-mode semiconductor lasers subjected to optical feedback from a phase-conjugate mirror in short external cavities is studied. We develop a theory, validated by numerical simulations, to obtain the turn-on time distribution. It is shown that the turn-on time statistics are highly sensitive to the linewidth enhancement factor.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 3, 1995
Published: November 1, 1995
J. Revuelta, L. Pesquera, E. Hernández-García, and Claudio R. Mirasso, "Effect of phase-conjugate optical feedback on turn-on jitter in laser diodes," Opt. Lett. 20, 2213-2215 (1995)