Labyrinth bifurcations in optically injected diode lasers

V. Kovanis, A. Gavrielides, J. A.C. Gallas

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Although pulsating and chaotic regimes in injection-locked semiconductor lasers have been described often in the literature, so far their relative abundance has remained poorly explored. Here, for two popular laser models, we report detailed Lyapunov phase (stability) diagrams characterizing the extension in parameter space of pulsating phases. Our phase (stability) diagrams discriminate regular from chaotic laser emissions and indicate where multistability is to be expected in injection-locked semiconductor lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-186
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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