Broadband External Optical Injection into a Single-Mode Semiconductor Laser

  • W. A. van der Graaf
  • D. Lenstra
  • A. M. Levine
Conference paper


The phenomenon of injection locking in a nearly resonant circuit is known since long. The last few decades considerable progress has been made in the field of optical resonators, of which a diode laser operating above threshold, and injected with monochromatic light from an independent source (in general a laser too) is an example. A lot of research has focused on the locking state (i.e. the laser exactly copies the input field) and its stability.1


Output Spectrum Free Running Input Field Optical Resonator Injection Level 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. A. van der Graaf
    • 1
  • D. Lenstra
    • 1
  • A. M. Levine
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.The College of Staten IslandCUNYNew YorkUSA

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