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Title: Phase-locking of arrays of weakly coupled semiconductor lasers

Abstract

Here in this paper we study the conditions for achieving almost perfect phase locking in large arrays of semiconductor diodes. We show that decayed non-local coupling of diode lasers can provide the necessary conditions for robust phase synchronization of an entire diode laser array. Perfect global coupling is known to allow for robust synchronization, however it is often physically impossible or impractical to achieve. We show that when diodes are coupled via the decayed non-local coupling layout, the dominant transverse mode of the laser array has a uniform phase across the lasers and can be stable. This state is robust to noise and frequency disorder and can be realized under periodic (fixed-intensity limit cycle) continuous-wave and chaotic behavior of lasers.

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Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1461589
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1461933
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Optics Express Journal Volume: 26 Journal Issue: 16; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher:
Optical Society of America
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
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Nair, Niketh, Bochove, Erik, and Braiman, Yehuda. Phase-locking of arrays of weakly coupled semiconductor lasers. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1364/OE.26.020040.
Nair, Niketh, Bochove, Erik, & Braiman, Yehuda. Phase-locking of arrays of weakly coupled semiconductor lasers. United States. doi:10.1364/OE.26.020040.
Nair, Niketh, Bochove, Erik, and Braiman, Yehuda. Wed . "Phase-locking of arrays of weakly coupled semiconductor lasers". United States. doi:10.1364/OE.26.020040.
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abstractNote = {Here in this paper we study the conditions for achieving almost perfect phase locking in large arrays of semiconductor diodes. We show that decayed non-local coupling of diode lasers can provide the necessary conditions for robust phase synchronization of an entire diode laser array. Perfect global coupling is known to allow for robust synchronization, however it is often physically impossible or impractical to achieve. We show that when diodes are coupled via the decayed non-local coupling layout, the dominant transverse mode of the laser array has a uniform phase across the lasers and can be stable. This state is robust to noise and frequency disorder and can be realized under periodic (fixed-intensity limit cycle) continuous-wave and chaotic behavior of lasers.},
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journal = {Optics Express},
number = 16,
volume = 26,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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