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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1063–1068

Chaos in coherence modulation: bifurcations of an oscillator generating optical delay fluctuations

Laurent Larger, Min Won Lee, Jean-Pierre Goedgebuer, Wilhelm Elflein, and Thomas Erneux  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 1063-1068 (2001)

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A new chaos generator is described that produces chaotic fluctuations of the optical-path difference in a coherence modulator driven electrically by a nonlinear delayed-feedback loop. Numerical simulations and experimental results are reported. A closed branch of periodic solutions bounded by a forward and a reverse Hopf bifurcation is observed for the first time, to our knowledge, for this type of nonlinear dynamical system.

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(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

Laurent Larger, Min Won Lee, Jean-Pierre Goedgebuer, Wilhelm Elflein, and Thomas Erneux, "Chaos in coherence modulation: bifurcations of an oscillator generating optical delay fluctuations," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 1063-1068 (2001)

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