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Dynamics of semiconductor lasers with external multicavities.

Authors
  • Többens, Alexander
  • Parlitz, Ulrich
Type
Published Article
Journal
Physical Review E
Publisher
American Physical Society (APS)
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2008
Volume
78
Issue
1 Pt 2
Pages
16210–16210
Identifiers
PMID: 18764038
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Extending a semiconductor laser by means of an external resonator providing a weak optical feedback causes high-dimensional chaotic fluctuations of the light intensity. Adding a second resonator with different round-trip time may turn these fluctuations into more ordered oscillations or even lead back to a stable steady-state operation. The stability range of periodic or continuous wave solutions can be increased by adding a third resonator to the system. This stabilizing effect of multicavities is shown experimentally and theoretically using numerical simulations based on an extended Lang-Kobayashi model and corresponding linear stability analysis of continuous wave solutions.

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