Multilongitudinal-mode dynamics in a semiconductor laser subject to optical injection are investigated both experimentally and numerically. We found that there are parameter regimes for which the slave laser hops into an adjacent longitudinal mode as we vary the detuning of the optical frequencies between the master and slave laser. A traveling wave model is used to numerically investigate the mode hopping. Good qualitative agreement is found between the numerical computations and the experimental observations.

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Copyright 1998 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. All Rights Reserved. This article may be accessed on the IEEE website at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=704344 This work was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Material Command, USAF, under Grant AFOSR-94-1-0144 DEF and Grant AFOSR-04-1-0463. The work of A. Hohl was supported by the National Research Council.ISSN:0018-9197 Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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