WIAS Preprint No. 712, (2002)

Excitability of a DFB laser with short external cavity


  • Radziunas, Mindaugas
  • Wünsche, Hans-Jürgen
  • Brox, Olaf
  • Henneberger, Fritz

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 78A60 78-05 35P10


  • DFB laser, excitability, modes, traveling wave equations


We discuss some aspects of the excitability in a semiconductor laser with short external cavity. It is demonstrated both theoretically and experimentally how a two-section semiconductor laser consisting of a DFB section and an integrated passive phase tuning section performs an excitable response to optical injection. A mode analysis of the model equations allows to understand and explain the origin of the excitability.

Appeared in

  • SPIE Proceedings Series, vol. 4646, pp. 420-428, (2002)

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