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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1206–1208

Analysis of the fast recovery dynamics of a semiconductor laser with feedback in the low-frequency fluctuation regime

S. P. Hegarty, G. Huyet, P. Porta, and J. G. McInerney  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 15, pp. 1206-1208 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001206


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Abstract

We experimentally investigate the temporal evolution of the power of an external cavity semiconductor laser in the low-frequency fluctuation regime with subnanosecond resolution. We show, for the first time to our knowledge, that generally the laser power drops to a value significantly different from the solitary laser power. We demonstrate the analogy between the recovery of the laser intensity and the turn-on transient of a semiconductor laser.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

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S. P. Hegarty, G. Huyet, P. Porta, and J. G. McInerney, "Analysis of the fast recovery dynamics of a semiconductor laser with feedback in the low-frequency fluctuation regime," Opt. Lett. 23, 1206-1208 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-15-1206


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