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Studies of (GaAI)As injection lasers operating with an optical fiber resonator

Figueroa, Luis and Lau, Kam Y. and Yen, Huan W. and Yariv, Amnon (1980) Studies of (GaAI)As injection lasers operating with an optical fiber resonator. Journal of Applied Physics, 51 (6). pp. 3062-3071. ISSN 0021-8979. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120719-080317416

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Abstract

The characteristics of an optical fiber external resonator in conjunction with (GaAl)As stripe geometry lasers are described. We have observed a 6–10% reduction in the threshold current and have obtained 150 ps pulses at gigahertz repetition rates. The fiber resonator has also been used to quench self‐pulsations in a (GaAl)As injection laser. In order to explain many of our results we have used a model that uses the conventional semiconductor rate equations modified by the addition of saturable electron traps and the effects of the external cavity. Our results predict many of the self‐locking effects observed in injection lasers operating in an external cavity. Furthermore, the degree of self‐locking will be a strong function of the external cavity length and the density of saturable absorbers.


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Additional Information:© 1980 American Institute of Physics. Received 13 December 1979; accepted for publication 29 February 1980. Online Publication Date: 9 July 2008. The authors are very grateful to D. Botez of RCA Research Labs., Princeton, N.J. for providing some of the lasers used. We also wish to thank T. R. Ranganath for useful discussions and a critical reading of the manuscript and 0. G. Ramer for providing the fibers used. Lastly, we wish to thank R. Jain, C. Slayman, and G. L. Tangonan for discussions and D. L. Lewis for valuable experimental assistance. This work was partially supported by DARPA and monitored by NRL under Contract N00173-78-C-0192, NSF Grant ENG 7604927-A04, and ONR Contract N00014-76-C-0322.
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)N00173-78-C-0192
NSFENG 7604927-A04
Office of Naval Research (ONR)N00014-76-C-0322
Subject Keywords:SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS, RESONATORS, WAVEGUIDES, GALLIUM ARSENIDES, ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, PULSES, GHZ RANGE, SCINTILLATION QUENCHING, PULSATIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, EQUATIONS, ELECTRONS, TRAPS, LASER CAVITIES, MODE LOCKING
Classification Code:PACS: 42.55.Px, 42.79.Gn
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Official Citation:Studies of (GaAl)As injection lasers operating with an optical fiber resonator Luis Figueroa, Kam Y. Lau, Huan W. Yen, and Amnon Yariv J. Appl. Phys. 51, 3062 (1980); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.328093 (10 pages) Online Publication Date: 9 July 2008
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