The turn-on delay jitter of single-mode semiconductor lasers subjected to optical feedback from a phase-conjugate mirror in short external cavities is studied. We develop a theory, validated by numerical simulations, to obtain the turn-on time distribution. It is shown that the turn-on time statistics are highly sensitive to the linewidth enhancement factor.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
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