Abstract

Experimental observation of optical bistability in a semiconductor laser under intermodal injection locking is reported for what is believed to be the first time. It is seen that a change in injection power of several microwatts or master laser frequency detuning of a few hundred megahertz can induce a change of as much as several hundred gigahertz in the lasing frequency of the slave laser. The results are in qualitative agreement with theoretical predictions.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Y. Hong, J. M. Tang, and K. A. Shore, paper CWO3 presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Europe ’98, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, September 15–17, 1998).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: LD1, master laser; LD2, slave laser; L’s lenses; ISO’s, optical isolators; BS’s, beam splitters; ATTN, variable optical attenuator; λ/2, half-wave plate; OSA, optical spectrum analyzer; M, mirror; PM, power meter; FP, Fabry–Perot interferometer; D, detector; PC, computer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

SL output-power ratio versus injection power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

SL output-power ratio versus ML injection current.

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