Stability and noise properties of diode lasers with phase-conjugate feedback

W.A. van der Graaf, L. Pesquera, D. Lenstra

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Abstract

For a diode laser subjected to filtered feedback from a phase-conjugating mirror, we present the first exact stability analysis and various noise spectra. The stability properties are intermediate between those of the injection laser and the laser with conventional optical feedback. The role of a finite response-time is to drastically enhance the steady-state stability. For moderate feedback, the frequency noise is suppressed by several orders of magnitude, and the main relaxation frequency of the laser shows a crossover from the usual relaxation oscillation frequency to a new frequency determined by the amount of feedback. This may be of technological importance since it is expected to improve the modulation bandwidth.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-573
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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