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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2903–2905

Two-mode injection locking in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

M. Sciamanna and K. Panajotov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 21, pp. 2903-2905 (2005)

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We report on the dynamics that accompany polarization switching induced by orthogonal optical injection in a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL). As the injection strength increases, the VCSEL bifurcates to injection-locked steady states and time-periodic and possibly chaotic dynamics. Of particular interest is a two-mode injection-locking solution, i.e., locking of the two VCSEL polarization modes. A detailed stability analysis unveils new bistability mechanisms in optical injection problems.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

M. Sciamanna and K. Panajotov, "Two-mode injection locking in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers," Opt. Lett. 30, 2903-2905 (2005)

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