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
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Simpson, T. B., Liu, J. M., Gavrielides, A., Kovanis, V., & Alsing, P. M. (1995). Period-doubling cascades and chaos in a semiconductor laser with optical injection. Physical Review A, 51(5), 4181-4185. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.51.4181