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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1689–1691

Observation of optical bistability in a GaAlAs semiconductor laser under intermodal injection locking

Y. Hong and K. A. Shore  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 21, pp. 1689-1691 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001689


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Abstract

Experimental observation of optical bistability in a semiconductor laser under intermodal injection locking is reported for what is believed to be the first time. It is seen that a change in injection power of several microwatts or master laser frequency detuning of a few hundred megahertz can induce a change of as much as several hundred gigahertz in the lasing frequency of the slave laser. The results are in qualitative agreement with theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

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Y. Hong and K. A. Shore, "Observation of optical bistability in a GaAlAs semiconductor laser under intermodal injection locking," Opt. Lett. 23, 1689-1691 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-21-1689


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