The effect of external-cavity length on self-mixing signals in a multilongitudinal-mode Fabry-Perot laser diode (FP-LD) was investigated experimentally. It has been shown that the output waveforms of self-mixing signals vary periodically when the length of the external cavity changes. This result agrees well with our theoretical calculations for the self-mixing effect of two adjacent longitudinal modes in a FP-LD. Moreover, the time-averaged output intensities of self-mixing signals has also been measured and compared with theoretical analysis.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering