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Laterally coupled-cavity semiconductor lasers

Lang, Robert J. and Yariv, Amnon and Salzman, Joseph (1987) Laterally coupled-cavity semiconductor lasers. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 23 (4). pp. 395-400. ISSN 0018-9197.

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We analyze the threshold behavior of a pair of laterally coupled semiconductor lasers of different lengths. The predictions include longitudinal mode selectivity leading to single longitudinal mode operation with a periodicity determined by the length mismatch, and ripples in the equipower curves in the current plane due to carrier-induced index shifts. We present experimental measurements that confirm these predictions.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 1987 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received July 28, 1986; revised November 21, 1986. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research.
Subject Keywords:Laser couplers; Laser resonators; Semiconductor lasers
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