Instabilities of a microcavity laser with a weak injected signal

D. Boggavarapu, W. Chow, R. Jin, J. Grantham, Y. Z. Hu, F. Brown de Colstoun, C. W. Lowry, G. Khitrova, S. W. Koch, M. Sargent, H. M. Gibbs

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An external cw laser signal in injected into a microcavity laser, and the dynamics of the resulting coupled oscillator system are studied. By variation of the injection detuning and intensity, interesting nonlinear behavior and injection locking are experimentally observed. A theoretical model of this system based on coupled rate equations and including many-body gain effects is presented and yields good agreement with experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1846-1848
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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