Stabilization of class-B broad-area laser emission by external optical injection

A. V. Pakhomov, R. M. Arkhipov, N. E. Molevich

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)756-763
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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