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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 16 — Aug. 11, 2014
  • pp: 19610–19620

Time-delay signature of chaos in 1550 nm VCSELs with variable-polarization FBG feedback

Yan Li, Zheng-Mao Wu, Zhu-Qiang Zhong, Xian-Jie Yang, Song Mao, and Guang-Qiong Xia  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 16, pp. 19610-19620 (2014)

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Based on the framework of spin-flip model (SFM), the output characteristics of a 1550 nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) subject to variable-polarization fiber Bragg grating (FBG) feedback (VPFBGF) have been investigated. With the aid of the self-correlation function (SF) and the permutation entropy (PE) function, the time-delay signature (TDS) of chaos in the VPFBGF-VCSEL is evaluated, and then the influences of the operation parameters on the TDS of chaos are analyzed. The results show that the TDS of chaos can be suppressed efficiently through selecting suitable coupling coefficient and feedback rate of the FBG, and is weaker than that of chaos generated by traditional variable-polarization mirror feedback VCSELs (VPMF-VCSELs) or polarization-preserved FBG feedback VCSELs (PPFBGF-VCSELs).

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 28, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 13, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 28, 2014
Published: August 6, 2014

Yan Li, Zheng-Mao Wu, Zhu-Qiang Zhong, Xian-Jie Yang, Song Mao, and Guang-Qiong Xia, "Time-delay signature of chaos in 1550 nm VCSELs with variable-polarization FBG feedback," Opt. Express 22, 19610-19620 (2014)

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