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External Optical Feedback Effects in Semiconductor Nanolasers

Sattar, Z.A. and Shore, K.A. (2015) External Optical Feedback Effects in Semiconductor Nanolasers. IEEE Journal of selected topics in Quantum Electronics, 21 (6). pp. 1-6. DOI: 10.1109/JSTQE.2015.2409984

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Abstract

The response of nanolasers subject to external optical feedback has been analyzed. Calculations have been performed using rate equations, which include the Purcell cavity-enhanced spontaneous emission factor F and the spontaneous emission coupling factor β. In the analysis, the influence of F and β is evaluated for varying distance from external mirror, current, and feedback rate. It is observed that, in general, increased F and β at low bias currents increases the critical feedback for which chaos occurs as compared to conventional lasers, whereas at higher bias currents, chaos occurs at lower feedback rates. It is also found that for larger F, when increasing the distance from external mirror, the feedback rate at which chaos occurs increases.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Physical and Applied Sciences > School of Electronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 May 2015 02:39
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 02:48
ISSN: 1077-260X
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/4594
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1109/JSTQE.2015.2409984
Publisher: IEEE publishing
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