Bistability conditions between lasing and non-lasing states for vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with frequency-selective optical feedback

A. V. Naumenko, N.A. Loiko, K.F. Jentsch, Thorsten Ackemann

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Abstract

This paper gives analytical treatment and experimental details on on/off-bistability in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with frequency-selective feedback by a grating. In particular, the conditions for the coexistence of lasing and nonlasing states and an abrupt turn-on behaviour at threshold are derived using an envelope approximation. The theoretical and experimental results are in satisfactory
agreement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Space-Time Dynamics
EditorsY. Kivshar, N. Rosanov
Pages672522
Volume6725
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

Publication series

NameProc. SPIE

Keywords

  • bistability
  • vertical cavity laser
  • surface emitting laser

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