Phase locked modulations of optically injected laser diodes

A. Gavrielides, V. Kovanis, T. Erneux, M. Nizette

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Recent experiments using lasers subject to strong external injection have demonstrated that adding a small reference current modulation to the dc-bias current can easily lock the oscillation frequency of the laser to the reference frequency. Tunable, locked outputs from 9.5 to 13.1 GHz have been obtained. We explain why synchronization is readily achieved at high injection rates. We describe the locking phenomenon in detail and derive useful analytical expressions for the frequencies and locking range in terms of the laser parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-638
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume3944 (II)
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VIII - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 24 2000Jan 28 2000

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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