Dynamic instabilities in master oscillator power amplifier semiconductor lasers

A. Egan, C. Z. Ning, J. V. Moloney, R. A. Indik, M. W. Wright, D. J. Bessert, J. G. McInerney

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We investigate theoretically the master oscillator power amplifier using a semiconductor laser model that is fully time and space (laterally and longitudinally) resolved. We numerically examine the stability of the device and identify the nature of the different instabilities. These can arise from undamped relaxation oscillations, beating between the longitudinal modes of any of the cavities that comprise the device, or lateral filamentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-170
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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