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Title: Variations of operations and noise of semiconductor lasers subject to optical feedback with nonlinear gain and nonradiative recombination

Influence of the nonlinear gain (NLG) and nonradiative recombination life time ratio (NRRLTR) on the rout to chaos and noise characteristics of semiconductor lasers (SLs) subject to optical feedback (OFB) are investigated. The analyses are performed in terms of the temporal trajectory of the photon numbers, bifurcation diagrams and relative intensity noise (RIN). Variations of the fluctuations of the photon number are statistically analyzed. The corresponding frequency dependence of RIN is characterized. The simulation results show that, NLG and NRRLTR can cause significant changes in the rout to chaos of the SLs and probability distribution of the photon numbers. We found that the value of the OFB rate at which the transition from CW to periodic oscillation (PO) or chaos state occur increases, as the value of the NLG/ NRRLTR is increased/decreased. The RIN is found to be suppressed when the laser is operated in CW or PO region and at relatively higher/lower values of the NLG/NRRLTR. We believe that, the instability of the SLs can be reduced by operating it under OFB and by increasing/decreasing the values of the NLG/NRRLTR parameter.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Jazan University. P.O. Box 2097, Jazan (Saudi Arabia)
  2. (Egypt)
  3. Mathmatics Department, Faculty of Science, Jazan University. P.O. Box 2097, Jazan (Saudi Arabia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391281
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1653; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: APMAS 2014: 4. International Congress in Advances in Applied Physics and Materials Science, Fethiye (Turkey), 24-27 Apr 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BIFURCATION; CHAOS THEORY; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DIAGRAMS; FEEDBACK; FLUCTUATIONS; FREQUENCY DEPENDENCE; GAIN; NOISE; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; OSCILLATIONS; PERIODICITY; PHOTONS; RECOMBINATION; SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS