Abstract

We present the experimental results of efficient and alignment-free injection locking of a 0.8-μm diode laser with a mutually pumped phase conjugator. After the slave laser is injection locked, the reflectivity of the double conjugate mirror decreases considerably. The injection-locked state continued for more than 20 min in spite of a decrease in reflectivity. When the frequency of the injecting beam is resonant to one of the slave laser's modes that does not oscillate in the free-running state, mode switching is observed; i.e., the oscillating mode jumps to a new mode that matches the injecting beam.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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J. Feinberg, G. D. Bacher, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 570 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Brown, W. P.

Cronin-Golomb, M.

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[CrossRef]

Feinberg, J.

J. Feinberg, G. D. Bacher, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 570 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Fischer, B.

M. Segev, S. Weiss, B. Fischer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1397 (1987).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Giuliano, C. R.

Gruneisen, M. T.

Gu, C.

He, Q. B.

Koch, K.

Lind, R. C.

McFarlane, R. A.

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[CrossRef]

Mileski, J. F.

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[CrossRef]

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Ury, I.

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[CrossRef]

Valley, G. C.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Yariv, A.

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[CrossRef]

Yeh, P.

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[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. LD1, master diode laser; LD2, slave diode laser; FI, Faraday isolator; BS's, beam splitters.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Beam pattern of the phase-conjugate wave injected into the slave laser (left-hand side of each photograph) and overlapped spot of the master and slave lasers (right-hand side) on the screen. In (a), first the conical ring pattern appears. In (b), it diminished as the phase-conjugate wave grew. Finally, in (c), the conical ring disappeared and only the phase-conjugate spot remained. When the frequency of the master laser was tuned, clear interference fringe appeared on the overlapped spot, and the power of the phase-conjugate wave decreased. The shrinking of the spot size of the phase-conjugate wave is not a real change and is due to the auto gain control of the CCD-TV camera.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Temporal change of phase-conjugate reflectivity of the DPCM at the beginning of injection locking.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Mode switching of the slave laser. Spectra of (a) the master laser and the slave laser (b) without and (c) with phase-conjugate light injection.

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