Bifurcation to mixed external cavity mode solutions for semiconductor lasers subject to optical feedback

T. Erneux, F. Rogister, A. Gavrielides, V. Kovanis

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Abstract

The Lang and Kobayashi equations modeling a semiconductor laser subject to optical feedback admit time-periodic solutions which are combinations of two distinct external cavity modes. We construct these solutions analytically and show that they emerge and disappear at two distinct Hopf bifurcation points. These mixed external cavity mode solutions exhibit interesting high frequency time-periodic intensities. Furthermore, they undergo a secondary bifurcation to quasiperiodic oscillations which we investigate numerically. Our analysis complements earlier investigations by Tager and Peterman and provide a first explanation of recent experimental observations for a diode laser subject to two optical feedbacks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-477
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Communications
Volume183
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Bifurcation to mixed external cavity mode solutions for semiconductor lasers subject to optical feedback. / Erneux, T.; Rogister, F.; Gavrielides, A.; Kovanis, V.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 183, No. 5, 15.09.2000, p. 467-477.

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Erneux, T. ; Rogister, F. ; Gavrielides, A. ; Kovanis, V. / Bifurcation to mixed external cavity mode solutions for semiconductor lasers subject to optical feedback. In: Optics Communications. 2000 ; Vol. 183, No. 5. pp. 467-477.
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