We show numerically that direct delayed optoelectronic feedback can suppress hysteresis and bistability in a directly modulated semiconductor laser. The simulation of a laser with feedback is performed for a considerable range of feedback strengths and delays and the corresponding values for the areas of the hysteresis loops are calculated. It is shown that the hysteresis loop completely vanishes for certain combinations of these parameters. The regimes for the disappearance of bistability are classified globally. Different dynamical states of the laser are characterized using bifurcation diagrams and time series plots.
S. Rajesh and Dr. V . M. Nandakumaran, “Control of bistability in a directly modulated semiconductor laser using delayed optoelectronic feedback”, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, vol. 213, pp. 113–120, 2006.