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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 21442–21451

Time delays in the synchronization of chaotic coupled lasers with feedback

Jhon F. Martinez Avila and J. R. Rios Leite  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 21442-21451 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.021442


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Abstract

Isochrony and time leadership was studied in the synchronized excitable behavior of coupled chaotic diode lasers. Each unit of the system had chaos due to feedback with a fixed delay time. The inter-units coupling signal had a second, independent, characteristic time. Synchronized excitable spikes present isochronous, time leading or time lagging behavior whose stability is shown to depend on a simple relation between the feedback and the coupling times. Experiments on the synchronized low frequency fluctuations of two optically coupled semiconductor lasers and numerical calculations with coupled laser equations verify the predicted stability conditions for synchronization. Synchronism with intermittent time leadership exchange was also observed and characterized.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 29, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2009
Published: November 10, 2009

Citation
Jhon F. Martinez Avila and J. R. Rios Leite, "Time delays in the synchronization of chaotic coupled lasers with feedback," Opt. Express 17, 21442-21451 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-24-21442


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