Transition to pulsed operation in short external-cavity FM semiconductor lasers

P. S. Spencer*, D. M. Kane, K. A. Shore

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    Abstract

    Conditions are established for the occurrence of a transition from FM operation to pulsed output in short external-cavity FM semiconductor lasers. It is shown that there are dual operating points around which FM operation is possible. The position of the modulation frequency in relation to these two FM operating frequencies determines the type of behavior exhibited by the configuration. In particular, pulsed and mixed pulsed-FM behavior is observed when the modulation frequency is between the two possible FM operating frequencies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)788-793
    Number of pages6
    JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
    Volume35
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 1999

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