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Selective injection locking of a multi-mode semiconductor laser to a multi-frequency reference beam

  • Mysore Srinivas Pramod
  • Tao Yang
  • Kanhaiya Pandey
  • Massimo Giudici
  • David WilkowskiEmail author
Regular Article

Abstract

Injection locking is a well known and commonly used method for coherent light amplification. Usually injection locking is obtained on a single-mode laser injected by a single-frequency seeding beam. In this work we show that selective injection locking of a single-frequency may also be achieved on a multi-mode semiconductor laser injected by a multi-frequency seeding beam, if the slave laser provides sufficient frequency filtering. This selective injection locking condition depends critically on the frequency detuning between the free-running slave emission frequency and each injected frequency component. Stable selective injection locking to a set of three seeding components separated by 1.2 GHz is obtained. This system provides an amplification up to 37 dB of each component. This result suggests that, using distinct slave lasers for each frequency line, a set of mutually coherent high-power radiation modes can be tuned in the GHz frequency domain.

Keywords

Optical Phenomena and Photonics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mysore Srinivas Pramod
    • 1
  • Tao Yang
    • 1
  • Kanhaiya Pandey
    • 1
  • Massimo Giudici
    • 2
  • David Wilkowski
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Institut Non Linéaire de Nice, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, CNRSValbonneFrance
  3. 3.School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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