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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — May. 21, 2012
  • pp: 11813–11829

Experiment on synchronization of semiconductor lasers by common injection of constant-amplitude random-phase light

Hiroki Aida, Masaya Arahata, Haruka Okumura, Hayato Koizumi, Atsushi Uchida, Kazuyuki Yoshimura, Jun Muramatsu, and Peter Davis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 11813-11829 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.011813


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Abstract

We experimentally and numerically observe the synchronization between two semiconductor lasers induced by common optical injection with constant-amplitude and random-phase modulation in configurations with and without optical feedback. Large cross correlation (~0.9) between the intensity oscillations of the two response lasers can be achieved although the correlation between the drive laser and either one of the two response lasers is very small (~0.2). High quality synchronization is achieved in the presence of optical feedback in response lasers with matched feedback phase offset. We investigate the dependence of synchronization on parameter values over wide parameter ranges.

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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: January 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 6, 2012
Published: May 10, 2012

Citation
Hiroki Aida, Masaya Arahata, Haruka Okumura, Hayato Koizumi, Atsushi Uchida, Kazuyuki Yoshimura, Jun Muramatsu, and Peter Davis, "Experiment on synchronization of semiconductor lasers by common injection of constant-amplitude random-phase light," Opt. Express 20, 11813-11829 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-11-11813


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