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Rate equations analysis of phase-locked semiconductor laser arrays under steady state conditions

Katz, Joseph and Kapon, Eli and Margalit, S. and Yariv, Amnon (1984) Rate equations analysis of phase-locked semiconductor laser arrays under steady state conditions. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 20 (8). pp. 875-879. ISSN 0018-9197.

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Rate equations analysis of phase-locked semiconductor laser arrays has been carried out. It was found that for given (Laser) current densities, the photon density distribution in the array elements is that particular one which maximizes the total photon density. The results of this analysis were then combined with the waveguiding properties of the laser array waveguide, yielding a basic model of phase-locked diode laser arrays. This model explains the effects of the variation of the current combination through the array elements on its mode structure that were observed recently.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 1984 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received January 26, 1984; revised April 6, 1984. This work was performed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and by the Applied Physics Department, California Institute of Technology under contracts with the U.S. Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation. The work of E. Kapon was supported by the Weizmann Postdoctoral Fellowship.
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Subject Keywords:Phase-locked oscillators; Semiconductor lasers
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