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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1998
  • pp: 256–258

Stability of a diode laser with phase-conjugate feedback

Wim A. van der Graaf, Luis Pesquera, and Daan Lenstra  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 256-258 (1998)

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An exact analysis is presented of the steady-state stability of a semiconductor laser subjected to feedback from a phase-conjugate mirror. Reduced stability occurs at low feedback whenever the effective external delay time is an integer multiple of the relaxation oscillation period. The role of a finite response time of the mirror is to enhance drastically the steady-state stability.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation

Wim A. van der Graaf, Luis Pesquera, and Daan Lenstra, "Stability of a diode laser with phase-conjugate feedback," Opt. Lett. 23, 256-258 (1998)

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