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Coherence Collapse and Maximum Gain Drive in Semiconductor Lasers

  • Guido H. M. van Tartwijk
  • Alfred M. Levine
  • Daan Lenstra
Conference paper

Abstract

Ten years ago it was reported that external optical feedback as weak as 1% can induce a semiconductor laser to suddenly lose its coherence: its linewidth changes from typically 100 MHz to more than 20 GHz. This phenomenon has been called Coherence Collapse and attracted a lot of research effort. By now most of the deterministic properties of Coherence Collapse are identified. In the routes to chaos the interplay between the relaxation oscillations and the delay-induced resonances of the external cavity is considered to be the key physical phenomenon.1

Keywords

Semiconductor Laser Relaxation Oscillation External Cavity Optical Feedback Optical Injection 
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References

  1. 1.
    For an overview see G.H.M. van Tartwijk and D. Lenstra, Semiconductor lasers with optical injection and feedback, Quant. Semiclass. Opt. 7: 87 (1995).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    T. Sano, Antimode dynamics and chaotic itinerancy in the coherence collapse of semiconductor lasers with optical feedback, Phys. Rev. A 50: 2719 (1994).Google Scholar
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    G.H.M. van Tartwijk, A.M. Levine, and D. Lenstra, Sisyphus effect in semiconductor lasers with optical feedback, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1: (1995). (in press)Google Scholar
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    Th. Erneux et al.,to be published.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido H. M. van Tartwijk
    • 1
  • Alfred M. Levine
    • 1
    • 2
  • Daan Lenstra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.The College of Staten IslandCUNYStaten IslandUSA

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