Instabilities and chaos in semiconductor lasers with optical injection

Vassilios Kovanis

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review


This paper reports on experimental and theoretical calculations based on a single mode rate equation model of a quantum well laser subject to strong external optical injection. Semiconductor laser diodes provide a technologically important system to investigate both high-speed and nonlinear dynamics and noise processes in lasers. However, because of the very short time scales on which the dynamics occur, it is difficult to measure the time dependent behavior directly. Hence, Fourier domain measurements must be combined with model calculations in order to extract detailed information about the nature of the dynamics. A number of very interesting instabilities is found as the amount of injected power and the degree of detuning between the master and the slave laser is varied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-167
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 8th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society. Part 1 (of 2) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 30 1995Nov 2 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Instabilities and chaos in semiconductor lasers with optical injection'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this