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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3421–3423

Experimental demonstration of a tunable dual-frequency semiconductor laser free of relaxation oscillations

Ghaya Baili, Loïc Morvan, Mehdi Alouini, Daniel Dolfi, Fabien Bretenaker, Isabelle Sagnes, and Arnaud Garnache  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 21, pp. 3421-3423 (2009)

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Tunable dual-frequency oscillation is demonstrated in a vertical external-cavity surface-emitting laser. Simultaneous and robust oscillation of the two orthogonally polarized eigenstates is achieved by reducing their overlap in the optical active medium. The class-A dynamics of this laser, free of relaxation oscillations, enables one to suppress the electrical phase noise in excess that is usually observed in the vicinity of the beat note.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 2, 2009
Published: October 29, 2009

Ghaya Baili, Loïc Morvan, Mehdi Alouini, Daniel Dolfi, Fabien Bretenaker, Isabelle Sagnes, and Arnaud Garnache, "Experimental demonstration of a tunable dual-frequency semiconductor laser free of relaxation oscillations," Opt. Lett. 34, 3421-3423 (2009)

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