Period-doubling route to chaos in a semiconductor laser subject to optical injection

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

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Abstract

Experimental evidence that strong optical injection into a laser diode from a master laser working at free-running oscillation frequency of the laser diode, was enough to propel it into a chaotic remice through a period-doubling route was presented. Attributes observed experimentally were demonstrated by employing a single-mode injection model which included spontaneous emission noise. The required factors for the model were tested using four-wave mixing method, permitting a quantitative comparison between experimentally evaluated spectra and theoretical predictions. It was revealed that the transition to chaos can be utilized to decrease the uncertainty in the measured value of the linewidth enhancement factor of the laser diode. Good agreement between the spectra calculated from the model and the experimental data implied that the high-frequency dynamics of the system was not governed by the existence of the side modes for these experimental conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3539-3541
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume64
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Simpson, T. B., Liu, J. M., Gavrielides, A., Kovanis, V., & Alsing, P. M. (1994). Period-doubling route to chaos in a semiconductor laser subject to optical injection. Applied Physics Letters, 64(26), 3539-3541. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.111218

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

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 64, No. 26, 01.01.1994, p. 3539-3541.

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Simpson, TB, Liu, JM, Gavrielides, A, Kovanis, V & Alsing, PM 1994, 'Period-doubling route to chaos in a semiconductor laser subject to optical injection', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 64, no. 26, pp. 3539-3541. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.111218
Simpson, T. B. ; Liu, J. M. ; Gavrielides, A. ; Kovanis, V. ; Alsing, P. M. / Period-doubling route to chaos in a semiconductor laser subject to optical injection. In: Applied Physics Letters. 1994 ; Vol. 64, No. 26. pp. 3539-3541.
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