Characters of the semiconductor laser with strong feedback
Source: Optik International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, Volume 112, Number 2, February 2001 , pp. 91-96(6)
Publisher: Urban & Fischer
This paper investigates the dynamical behaviors of a laser diode (LD) with strong feedback. The spectra, coherence length, and dynamical output power of a LD with different feedback are measured experimentally. It is found that the LD will return back to stable single mode when feedback is strong enough. The Lang-Kobayashi equations are modified to analyze the output of the LD with strong feedback. The good coincidences between the experiment results and the theoretical expectations are found. The results obtained here will give useful information for using the LD as both light source and detector.
Document Type: Original article
Affiliations: 1: Graduate Program of Human Sensing and Function Sensor Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University, 4-3-16, Johnan, Yonezawa 992-8510, Japan 2: JSTC, Regional Joint Research Project of Yamagata Prefecture, Yamagata 990-2473, Japan
Publication date: 2001-02-01