Injection locked semiconductor laser dynamics from large to small detunings

Michel Nizette, Thomas Erneux, Athanasios Gavrielides, Vassilios Kovanis

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The equations for a semiconductor laser subject to injection are examined numerically and analytically from large negative to moderate negative to positive values of the detuning. We concentrate on the stability of the multi-wave mixing regime for low injection rates and find a bifurcation to stable quasi-periodic oscillations. This bifurcation explains the experimentally observed bistability associated with the locking-unlocking transition at high negative detunings. It may also lead to stable quasiperiodic oscillations for moderate values of the detunings which we demonstrate numerically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-689
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VII - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 25 1999Jan 29 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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