28 Aug Chirped photonic crystal for spatially filtered optical feedback to a broad-area laser
C Brée1, D Gailevičius2, V Purlys2, G G Werner3,4, K Staliunas3,5, A Rathsfeld1, G Schmidt1 and M Radziunas1
1 Weierstrass Institute, Mohrenstrasse 39, D-10117 Berlin, Germany, 2 Laser Research Center, Vilnius University, Sauletekio Ave. 10, 10222 Vilnius, Lithuania, 3 Departament de Fisica, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, E-08222 Terrassa, Spain, 4 Monocrom S.L., C/Vilanoveta, 6, E-08800 Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain, 5 Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Passeig Lluis Companys 23, E-08010 Barcelona, Spain
We derive and analyze an efficient model for reinjection of spatially filtered optical feedback from an external resonator to a broad area, edge emitting semiconductor laser diode (DL). Spatial filtering is achieved by a chirped photonic crystal, with variable periodicity along the optical axis and negligible resonant backscattering. The optimal chirp is obtained from a genetic algorithm, which yields solutions that are robust against perturbations. Exemplary numerical simulations of the composite system with our optoelectronic solver indicate that spatially filtered reinjection can enhance lower-order transversal optical modes in the DL and, consequently, improve the spatial beam quality.
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