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All-optical synchronization of self-pulsating laser diodes

Egan, A., Harley-Stead, M., Rees, Paul, Lynch, Stephen Anthony, McEvoy, P., O'Gorman, J. and Hegarty, J. 1996. All-optical synchronization of self-pulsating laser diodes. Applied Physics Letters 68 (25) , 3534. 10.1063/1.116521

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Abstract

We examine the behavior of self‐pulsating laser diodes when injected with periodic optical signals. We experimentally and theoretically investigate the phase difference between the injected optical signal and the synchronized self‐pulsating laser diode emission. We explore the phase difference dependence on detuning between the laser free‐running self‐pulsation frequency and the applied signal frequency, and on the injected signal power. The determined sensitive dependence of the phase difference on these factors has important consequences when self‐pulsating lasers are used as optical signal processing elements in all‐optical communication networks, where such sensitivity may lead to timing problems.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Uncontrolled Keywords: SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS, SYNCHRONIZATION, PULSED LASERS, TUNING, PHASE SHIFT
Additional Information: 3 Page Article. Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0003-6951/ (accessed 21/02/2014).
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
ISSN: 0003-6951
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:43
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/25324

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