We investigate both experimentally and theoretically the dynamics of a semiconductor laser with optical feedback in the low-frequency fluctuation regime. First we demonstrate that low-frequency fluctuations can be observed for both single and multimode operation of a semiconductor laser with optical feedback. The analysis of the fast dynamics associated with this low-frequency instability is well described by single-mode rate equations. In the multimode regime, fast pulsation is observed in every laser mode. In this case the fluctuations in total intensity are much smaller than those in the intensity of each individual mode. This indicates the presence of anticorrelations dynamics at high frequency between the different laser modes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics