Multi-stable operation of a semiconductor ring laser due to spatial hole-burning

Daan Lenstra (Corresponding author), T.T.M. (Perry) van Schaijk, Erwin A.J.M. Bente

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We have theoretically analyzed multi-stability of a symmetric ring laser operating in one single longitudinal mode in the presence of coherent back scattering and inversion-grating-induced mutual coupling of the clockwise and counter-clockwise modes. Our model takes into account the inversion grating created by the standing-wave pattern of the interfering counter-propagating fields and avoids the frequently used ad-hoc introduction of cross and self-saturation coefficients. Our study confirms that linear coupling due to waveguide irregularities or weak interface reflections leads to an effective pump strength below which the clock and anti-clock wise modes are symmetrically coupled whereas above which the grating-induced coupling leads to multi-stability.
Originele taal-2Engels
Artikelnummer8877748
Aantal pagina's7
TijdschriftIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume55
Nummer van het tijdschrift6
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 20 dec 2019

Vingerafdruk

Ring lasers
hole burning
ring lasers
Clocks
semiconductor lasers
gratings
Semiconductor materials
clocks
counters
Laser modes
inversions
Waveguides
Pumps
Scattering
irregularities
standing waves
pumps
waveguides
saturation
coefficients

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Multi-stable operation of a semiconductor ring laser due to spatial hole-burning. / Lenstra, Daan (Corresponding author); van Schaijk, T.T.M. (Perry); Bente, Erwin A.J.M.

In: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 55 , Nr. 6, 8877748, 20.12.2019.

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