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 contribution||Bifurcation transitions in an optically injected diode laser: theory and experiment|
|Number of pages||10|
|Early online date||21 Nov 2002|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2003|
- Laser with optical injection
- Bifurcation diagrams
- Bifurcation transitions