The stability properties of an external cavity laser with strong grating-filtered optical feedback to an anti-reflection coated facet are studied with a general frequency domain model. The model takes into account non-linear effects like four wave mixing and gain compression. A small-signal analysis in the frequency domain allows a calculation of the range of operation without mode hopping around the grating reflectivity peak. This region should be as large as possible for proper operation of the tunable laser source. The analysis shows this stabilizing effect of mode coupling and gain copression in the lasing mode. An integral equation for the electrical field is derived from the frequency domain model and used for time domain simulations of large-signal behavior.
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||Conference on Semiconductor Lasers and Lasers Dynamics : (part of SPIE's International Symposium Photonics Europe) - Strasbourg, France|
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …
|Conference||Conference on Semiconductor Lasers and Lasers Dynamics : (part of SPIE's International Symposium Photonics Europe)|
|Period||01/01/2004 → …|