We theoretically examine the effect of external optical injection on the spatiotemporal dynamics of class-B broadarea lasers. We demonstrate that optical injection can efficiently stabilize the intrinsic transverse instabilities in such lasers associated with both the boundaries of the pumping area and with the bulk nonlinearities of the active medium. Stabilizing action of optical injection is shown to be closely related to the suppression of inherent relaxation oscillations behavior.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics|
|State||Published - 1 Apr 2017|
Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics