Optical Review

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 359-364

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Dynamics of Semiconductor Lasers with Optical Feedback from Photorefractive Phase Conjugate Mirror

  • Atsushi MurakamiAffiliated withFaculty of Engineering, Shizuoka University
  • , Junji OhtsuboAffiliated withFaculty of Engineering, Shizuoka University Email author 

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The dynamics of semiconductor lasers with photorefractive phase conjugate optical feedback are experimentally studied. Photorefractive fringes considered here are rather static compared with time fluctuations of laser output power. Therefore, it is expected that a semiconductor laser with photorefractive feedback shows similar dynamics to those with conventional optical feedback. We examine relaxation oscillation and external cavity modes of laser output power in the presence of photorefractive phase conjugate feedback. It is proved that the dynamics of photorefractive phase conjugate feedback are fundamentally the same as those of conventional optical feedback.

Key words

semiconductor laser photorefractive optical feedback instability chaos