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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1369–1371

Low-frequency fluctuation induced by injection-current modulation in semiconductor lasers with optical feedback

Yoshiro Takiguchi, Yun Liu, and Junji Ohtsubo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 17, pp. 1369-1371 (1998)

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Low-frequency fluctuations in semiconductor lasers with optical feedback are investigated when high-frequency modulation is applied to an injection current. Synchronization of the laser output power with the modulation within ±3 MHz centered at the frequency corresponding to the external cavity mode was observed. However, for modulation of the detuned frequency from the external cavity mode, low-frequency fluctuations were induced in the laser output power, and these fluctuations were observed within a range of modulation of approximately ±100 MHz at the center frequency of the external cavity mode.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

Yoshiro Takiguchi, Yun Liu, and Junji Ohtsubo, "Low-frequency fluctuation induced by injection-current modulation in semiconductor lasers with optical feedback," Opt. Lett. 23, 1369-1371 (1998)

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