Optical Signal Detection and a Rate Equation Analysis of a Laser Diode in a Short External Cavity

Hiroo UKITA  Yoshitada KATAGIRI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E70   No.4   pp.325-328
Publication Date: 1987/04/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Issue: Papers from 1987 National Convention IEICE)
Category: Recording and Memory Technologies

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The light output of a injection laser in a short (several µm) external cavity has been investigated both experimentally and theoretically. The amplitude modulation ratio of the light output signal reaches maximum where the drive current is below the threshold lasing current. An antireflection coated (ARC) laser diode is useful in increasing the light signal.