Bistability and hysteresis in an optically injected two-section semiconductor laser

A. Pimenov, E.A. Viktorov, S.P. Hegarty, T. Habruseva, G. Huyet, D. Rachinskii, A.G. Vladimirov

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The effect of coherent single frequency injection on two-section semiconductor lasers is studied numerically using a model based on a set of delay differential equations. The existence of bistability between different continuous-wave and nonstationary regimes of operation is demonstrated in the case of sufficiently large linewidth enhancement factors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052903
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2014

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©2014 American Physical Society

Funding: SFB 787 of theDFG, Project No. B5; Marie Curie Action FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IEF, HARMOFIRE project, Grant No. 299288. G.H., S.P.H.; EU FP7 Marie Curie Action FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN through the PROPHET project, Grant No. 264687; E. T. S. Walton Visitors Award of the SF; Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Contract No. 11/PI/1152, and framework of the INSPIRE Structured Ph.D. Programme, funded by the Irish Government’s Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions,
Cycle 5, National Development Plan 2007–2013.


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