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 measurements and a single-mode analysis of a quantum-well laser diode subject to strong optical injection are combined to demonstrate that the diode follows a period-doubling route to chaos. All laser parameters used in this model, including the influence of spontaneous emission noise, were experimentally determined based on the four-wave mixing technique. The transition to chaos can be used to reduce the uncertainty in the value of the linewidth enhancement factor.

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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