Abstract

A novel method for producing high-speed picosecond optical pulses from semiconductor laser diodes that uses incoherent optical feedback is proposed. The incoherent optical feedback provides a successive pulselike modulation in carrier density and drives the system to a self-sustained pulsation state whose repetition rate is determined by relaxation oscillations.

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1991 (2)

H. Yasaka, Y. Yoshikuni, H. Kawaguchi, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 193 (1991).
[Crossref]

C. Etrich, A. W. McCord, P. Mandel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 937 (1991).
[Crossref]

1988 (1)

H. Yasaka, H. Kawaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 1360 (1988).
[Crossref]

1983 (1)

M. Yamada, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1365 (1983); R. Olshansky, P. Hill, V. Lanzisera, W. Powazink, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1410 (1987).
[Crossref]

1980 (3)

M. B. Holbrook, W. E. Sleat, D. J. Bradley, Appl. Phys. Lett. 37, 59 (1980).
[Crossref]

H. Ito, H. Yokoyama, H. Inaba, Electron. Lett. 16, 620 (1980).
[Crossref]

E. P. Ippen, D. J. Eilenberger, Appl. Phys. Lett. 37, 267 (1980).
[Crossref]

1979 (1)

H. Ito, H. Yokoyama, S. Murata, H. Inaba, Electron. Lett. 15, 738 (1979); S. Tarucha, K. Otsuka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 810 (1981).
[Crossref]

1978 (2)

P.-T. Ho, L. A. Glasser, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 241 (1978).
[Crossref]

L. A. Glasser, Electron. Lett. 14, 725 (1978).
[Crossref]

1977 (1)

K. Otsuka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 520 (1977).
[Crossref]

1970 (1)

T. P. Lee, R. H. R. Roldan, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-6, 339 (1970).

1966 (1)

S. J. Bhatt, C. S. Hsu, Trans. ASME J. Appl. Mech. 33, 113 (1966).
[Crossref]

Bhatt, S. J.

S. J. Bhatt, C. S. Hsu, Trans. ASME J. Appl. Mech. 33, 113 (1966).
[Crossref]

Bradley, D. J.

M. B. Holbrook, W. E. Sleat, D. J. Bradley, Appl. Phys. Lett. 37, 59 (1980).
[Crossref]

Eilenberger, D. J.

E. P. Ippen, D. J. Eilenberger, Appl. Phys. Lett. 37, 267 (1980).
[Crossref]

Etrich, C.

C. Etrich, A. W. McCord, P. Mandel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 937 (1991).
[Crossref]

Glasser, L. A.

L. A. Glasser, Electron. Lett. 14, 725 (1978).
[Crossref]

P.-T. Ho, L. A. Glasser, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 241 (1978).
[Crossref]

Haus, H. A.

P.-T. Ho, L. A. Glasser, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 241 (1978).
[Crossref]

Ho, P.-T.

P.-T. Ho, L. A. Glasser, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 241 (1978).
[Crossref]

Holbrook, M. B.

M. B. Holbrook, W. E. Sleat, D. J. Bradley, Appl. Phys. Lett. 37, 59 (1980).
[Crossref]

Hsu, C. S.

S. J. Bhatt, C. S. Hsu, Trans. ASME J. Appl. Mech. 33, 113 (1966).
[Crossref]

Inaba, H.

H. Ito, H. Yokoyama, H. Inaba, Electron. Lett. 16, 620 (1980).
[Crossref]

H. Ito, H. Yokoyama, S. Murata, H. Inaba, Electron. Lett. 15, 738 (1979); S. Tarucha, K. Otsuka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 810 (1981).
[Crossref]

Ippen, E. P.

E. P. Ippen, D. J. Eilenberger, Appl. Phys. Lett. 37, 267 (1980).
[Crossref]

P.-T. Ho, L. A. Glasser, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 241 (1978).
[Crossref]

Ito, H.

H. Ito, H. Yokoyama, H. Inaba, Electron. Lett. 16, 620 (1980).
[Crossref]

H. Ito, H. Yokoyama, S. Murata, H. Inaba, Electron. Lett. 15, 738 (1979); S. Tarucha, K. Otsuka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 810 (1981).
[Crossref]

Kawaguchi, H.

H. Yasaka, Y. Yoshikuni, H. Kawaguchi, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 193 (1991).
[Crossref]

H. Yasaka, H. Kawaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 1360 (1988).
[Crossref]

Lee, T. P.

T. P. Lee, R. H. R. Roldan, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-6, 339 (1970).

Mandel, P.

C. Etrich, A. W. McCord, P. Mandel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 937 (1991).
[Crossref]

McCord, A. W.

C. Etrich, A. W. McCord, P. Mandel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 937 (1991).
[Crossref]

Murata, S.

H. Ito, H. Yokoyama, S. Murata, H. Inaba, Electron. Lett. 15, 738 (1979); S. Tarucha, K. Otsuka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 810 (1981).
[Crossref]

Otsuka, K.

K. Otsuka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 520 (1977).
[Crossref]

Roldan, R. H. R.

T. P. Lee, R. H. R. Roldan, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-6, 339 (1970).

Sleat, W. E.

M. B. Holbrook, W. E. Sleat, D. J. Bradley, Appl. Phys. Lett. 37, 59 (1980).
[Crossref]

Yamada, M.

M. Yamada, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1365 (1983); R. Olshansky, P. Hill, V. Lanzisera, W. Powazink, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1410 (1987).
[Crossref]

Yasaka, H.

H. Yasaka, Y. Yoshikuni, H. Kawaguchi, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 193 (1991).
[Crossref]

H. Yasaka, H. Kawaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 1360 (1988).
[Crossref]

Yokoyama, H.

H. Ito, H. Yokoyama, H. Inaba, Electron. Lett. 16, 620 (1980).
[Crossref]

H. Ito, H. Yokoyama, S. Murata, H. Inaba, Electron. Lett. 15, 738 (1979); S. Tarucha, K. Otsuka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 810 (1981).
[Crossref]

Yoshikuni, Y.

H. Yasaka, Y. Yoshikuni, H. Kawaguchi, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 193 (1991).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (4)

P.-T. Ho, L. A. Glasser, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 241 (1978).
[Crossref]

M. B. Holbrook, W. E. Sleat, D. J. Bradley, Appl. Phys. Lett. 37, 59 (1980).
[Crossref]

E. P. Ippen, D. J. Eilenberger, Appl. Phys. Lett. 37, 267 (1980).
[Crossref]

H. Yasaka, H. Kawaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 1360 (1988).
[Crossref]

Electron. Lett. (3)

H. Ito, H. Yokoyama, S. Murata, H. Inaba, Electron. Lett. 15, 738 (1979); S. Tarucha, K. Otsuka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 810 (1981).
[Crossref]

H. Ito, H. Yokoyama, H. Inaba, Electron. Lett. 16, 620 (1980).
[Crossref]

L. A. Glasser, Electron. Lett. 14, 725 (1978).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (5)

T. P. Lee, R. H. R. Roldan, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-6, 339 (1970).

M. Yamada, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1365 (1983); R. Olshansky, P. Hill, V. Lanzisera, W. Powazink, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1410 (1987).
[Crossref]

H. Yasaka, Y. Yoshikuni, H. Kawaguchi, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 193 (1991).
[Crossref]

K. Otsuka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 520 (1977).
[Crossref]

C. Etrich, A. W. McCord, P. Mandel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 937 (1991).
[Crossref]

Trans. ASME J. Appl. Mech. (1)

S. J. Bhatt, C. S. Hsu, Trans. ASME J. Appl. Mech. 33, 113 (1966).
[Crossref]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Laser system with incoherent optical feedback. PRO, polarization-rotating optics; M, feedback mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Stability diagram for which the stability boundaries are solid curve, g = 10, T = 0.1, β = 0.375; dashed–dotted curve, g = 20, T = 0.1, β = 0.375; dashed–double-dotted curve, g = 10, T = 0.05, β = 0.375; dashed–triple-dotted curve, g = 0, T = 0.1, β = 0.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Damping constant αγ=0 and oscillation frequency ωRO,,γ=0 versus g, assuming K = 1000, β = 0.375, and w = 1.2 or 1.5. The focus-to-node transition takes place near g = 120.8 for w = 1.2 and g = 73.5 for w = 1.5.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Delay-induced self-sustained pulsation for (a) w = 1.1 and (b) w = 1.5, assuming γ = 0.4, β = 0.375, K = 1000, T = 0.1, and g = 5.

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d N ( t ) d t = J e d - N ( t ) - N 0 τ s - v g { A g [ N ( t ) - N 0 ] - G ( 3 ) S ( t ) } [ S ( t ) V 0 + γ S ( t - T ) V 0 ] ,
d S ( t ) d t = - S τ p + v g Γ { A g [ N ( t ) - N 0 ] - G ( 3 ) S ( t ) } S ( t ) ,
d n ( t ) d t = w 1 - β - n ( t ) - { [ n ( t ) - β 1 - β ] - g K s ( t ) } [ s ( t ) + γ s ( t - T ) ] ,
d s ( t ) d t = K { [ n ( t ) - β 1 - β ] - 1 - g K s ( t ) } s ( t ) .
n ^ = 1 1 - β + g K s ^ ,
s ^ = w - 1 ( 1 + γ + g / K ) ( 1 - β ) .
λ 2 + [ 1 + ( 1 + γ + g ) s ^ ] λ + ( g + K ) s ^ + K γ s ^ e - λ T = 0.
- sin ( ω RO T ) + ( g + K ) s ^ [ 1 + ( 1 + γ + g ) s ^ ] 2 + K γ s ^ [ 1 + ( 1 + γ g ) s ^ ] 2 cos ( ω RO T ) = 0.
- Re ( λ ) γ = 0 = - 1 2 - ( 1 + g ) ( w - 1 ) 2 ( 1 - β ) ( 1 + g / K ) - 1 2 - g ( w - 1 ) 2 ( 1 - β ) ( for K g 1 )
Im ( λ ) γ = 0 = 1 2 [ | 1 + 2 ( 1 - g - 2 K ) ( w - 1 ) ( 1 - β ) ( 1 + g / K ) + ( 1 + g ) 2 ( w - 1 ) 2 ( 1 + β ) 2 ( 1 + g / K ) 2 | ] 1 / 2
1 2 [ | 1 - 4 K ( w - 1 ) 1 - β + g 2 ( w - 1 ) 2 ( 1 - β ) 2 | ] 1 / 2 ( for K g 1 ) .

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