Self pulsating laser diode (SPLD) is used to examine the dynamics of the laser when an optical synchronizing signal is applied and how the synchronization is effected by changes in the optical input signal. Self pulsation occurs when the electric field overlaps a large portion of the saturation absorber. Carrier diffusion and gain guiding also play an important role in the process. The photon and carrier dynamics were described using three rate-equations. Two equations govern the rate of change of the carrier density in the central active region and the neighboring absorbing regions, while a third equation governs the rate of change of the photon density in the laser cavity.
|Title of host publication
|IEEE Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications - Conference Proceedings
|Place of Publication
|Piscataway, NJ, United States
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
|Number of pages
|Published - Dec 1 1998
|Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE Nonlinear Optics Topical Meeting - Princeville, HI, USA
Duration: Aug 10 1998 → Aug 14 1998
|Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE Nonlinear Optics Topical Meeting
|Princeville, HI, USA
|8/10/98 → 8/14/98
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