We investigate the longitudinal dynamics of multisection semiconductor lasers based on a model, where a hyperbolic system of partial differential equations is nonlinearly coupled with a system of ordinary differential equations. We present analytic results for that system: global existence and uniqueness of the initial-boundary value problem, and existence… (More)
An in-depth theoretical as well as experimental analysis of the nonlinear dynamics in semiconductor lasers with active optical feedback is presented. Use of a monolithically integrated multisection device of submillimeter total length provides access to the short-cavity regime. By introducing an amplifier section as a special feature, phase and strength of… (More)
We propose and analyze a beam-shaping mechanism that in broad-area semiconductor amplifiers occurs due to spatial pump modulation on a micrometer scale. The study, performed under realistic parameters and conditions, predicts a spatial (angular) filtering of the radiation, which leads to a substantial improvement of the spatial quality of the beam during… (More)
Stripe-array diode lasers naturally operate in an anti-phase supermode. This produces a sharp double lobe far field at angles +/-alpha depending on the period of the array. In this paper a 40 emitter gain guided stripe-array laterally coupled by off-axis filtered feedback is investigated experimentally and numerically. We predict theoretically and confirm… (More)
In this work, we introduce a new multi-mode (MM) delay differential equation (DDE) model suited for simulations of the Fabry-Perot type diode laser with an optical feedback from the external cavity (EC), see Fig. 1(a).
Semiconductor lasers are efficient light sources with an important drawback, the lack of an intrinsic mode selection mechanism which leads to spatio-temporal instabilities. The modulation instability that unstabilizes the homogeneous solution can be suppressed by the introduction of spatial modulations in the transverse and longitudinal directions. The… (More)
The spatial modulation of pump in broad emission area semiconductor amplifiers has two important advantages in this kind of devices. A 2-dimensional periodic modulation of the pump profile introduces by one side, a filtering effect and an improvement of the beam quality. Moreover, the spatial modulation changes the effective diffraction inside the material… (More)
We report the results of numerical and experimental investigations of the dynamics in an external cavity diode laser device composed of a semiconductor laser and a distant Bragg grating, which provides an optical feedback. The traveling wave model was used to simulate and analyze the nonlinear dynamics of the considered laser device. Finally, it is shown,… (More)