Investigation of coupled diode laser dynamics using an electronic analog

David W. Sukow, Vassilios Kovanis, Athanasios Gavrielides

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We study the behavior of coupled semiconductor lasers using a reduced phase model that captures their essential dynamics yet remains analytically tractable. We design a simple electronic circuit analog, a phase-locked loop, to investigate the system. The circuit offers important experimental advantages, since it operates with slower speeds than a comparable laser system, and has easily tunable parameters. This study reveals new and unexpected period-three states, which we also consider theoretically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)778-788
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VII - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 25 1999Jan 29 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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