Period-doubling cascades and chaos in a semiconductor laser with optical injection

T. B. Simpson, J. M. Liu, A. Gavrielides, V. Kovanis, P. M. Alsing

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Abstract

We characterize the nonlinear dynamics of a semiconductor laser subject to optical injection. The key characteristics of measured optical spectra are reproduced in calculations based on a single-mode model that includes spontaneous-emission noise. The laser exhibits chaos over a bounded range of injection levels. As the chaotic regime is approached from both lower and higher injection levels, a period-doubling route to chaos is followed, although the route is obscured by spontaneous-emission noise. A new, bounded regime of period-doubling occurs for injection levels well above the region of chaotic dynamics. Optical injection strongly modifies the carrier-field resonance coupling frequency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4181-4185
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Period-doubling cascades and chaos in a semiconductor laser with optical injection. / Simpson, T. B.; Liu, J. M.; Gavrielides, A.; Kovanis, V.; Alsing, P. M.

In: Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Vol. 51, No. 5, 1995, p. 4181-4185.

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Simpson, T. B. ; Liu, J. M. ; Gavrielides, A. ; Kovanis, V. ; Alsing, P. M. / Period-doubling cascades and chaos in a semiconductor laser with optical injection. In: Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. 1995 ; Vol. 51, No. 5. pp. 4181-4185.
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