ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF COUPLED-CAVITY LASERS - PART I

THRESHOLD GAIN ANALYSIS AND DESIGN GUIDELINES.

Larry A. Coldren, Thomas L Koch

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Abstract

The analysis and design of two-section and multisection coupled-cavity lasers are treated in two parts. In this first part, the focus is on two-section laser design and control using threshold gains. In the second part numerical analysis of the transient behavior is given. The treatment begins by using the poles of a linear transfer function for the coupled-cavity laser to obtain mode wavelengths and wavelength dependent threshold gains. A general wave scattering matrix describes the intercavity coupling, so that simple waveguide discontinuities or complex arrays of discontinuities can be modeled. Numerical examples are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-670
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
VolumeQE-20
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Laser resonators
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Waveguide discontinuities
Wavelength
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S matrix theory
wave scattering
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transfer functions
numerical analysis
Transfer functions
Numerical analysis
Poles
poles
Scattering
waveguides
Lasers
lasers

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ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF COUPLED-CAVITY LASERS - PART I : THRESHOLD GAIN ANALYSIS AND DESIGN GUIDELINES. / Coldren, Larry A.; Koch, Thomas L.

In: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. QE-20, No. 6, 06.1984, p. 659-670.

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