Bifurcation transitions in an optically injected diode laser: theory and experiment

SM Wieczorek, TB Simpson, Bernd Krauskopf, D Lenstra

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Abstract

We show how bifurcation theory and experimental measurements can be used hand-in-hand to analyse transitions to complicated dynamics in a semiconductor laser subject to optical injection. By a direct comparison of theoretical and experimental optical spectra we identify and explain the underlying dynamics in phase space. This is demonstrated with four distinct bifurcation transitions, including a transition near a saddle-node Hopf point and an intermittent transition to chaos.
Translated title of the contributionBifurcation transitions in an optically injected diode laser: theory and experiment
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-134
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Communications
Volume215
Issue number1-3
Early online date21 Nov 2002
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003

Keywords

  • Laser with optical injection
  • Bifurcation diagrams
  • Bifurcation transitions

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