We have experimentally obtained and theoretically analyzed a systematic map of the various instabilities induced in a semiconductor laser subject to strong optical injection as the amount of optical injection power and frequency detuning is varied. Two distinct islands of chaos have been identified in the injection-locked region. They are separated by regions of period one and period two solutions. Spontaneous emission noise obscures the observation of high periodic orbits.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)