Effect of nonlinear gain reduction on semiconductor laser wavelength chirping

T. L. Koch, R. A. Linke

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Abstract

A simple wavelength chirping formula is presented which includes small nonlinearities in the net gain such as spectral hole burning. The two dominant terms are a laser-structure-independent derivative or]] transient" chirp and a structure-dependent]] adiabatic" chirp, each with distinctly different lightwave system consequences. The two chirp contributions are indirectly related through their mutual association with relaxation oscillations. Time-resolved spectral measurements on a number of different laser structures support the results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613-615
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume48
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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