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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1998
  • pp: 391–393

Spontaneous-emission spectrum of the nonlasing supermodes in semiconductor laser arrays

Holger F. Hofmann and Ortwin Hess  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 5, pp. 391-393 (1998)

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It is shown that the interference between amplified spontaneous emission into the nonlasing supermode and the laser field of a semiconductor laser array causes spatial hole burning, which couples the dynamics of the amplified spontaneous emission with the laser field. In particular, phase locking between the amplified spontaneous emission and the lasing mode leads to the formation of a spectral triplet composed of in-phase relaxation oscillation sidebands and an out-of-phase line at the lasing frequency.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.2010) Lasers and laser optics : Diode laser arrays
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
(270.3430) Quantum optics : Laser theory

Holger F. Hofmann and Ortwin Hess, "Spontaneous-emission spectrum of the nonlasing supermodes in semiconductor laser arrays," Opt. Lett. 23, 391-393 (1998)

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