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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 8 — Apr. 17, 2006
  • pp: 3138–3151

Chaos synchronization of unidirectionally injected vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with global and mode-selective coupling

Xiaofeng Li, Wei Pan, Dong Ma, and Bin Luo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 8, pp. 3138-3151 (2006)

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Chaos synchronization in two unidirectionally coupled vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) with open-loop configuration is studied numerically. We consider two low-order transverse modes for weakly index-guided VCSELs and investigate the generalized type of chaos synchronization for both global coupling and mode-selective coupling configurations. It is found that the synchronization can be obtained between each mode of the transmitter and the receiver lasers when all modes of the transmitter are injected into the receiver equally and coupled with the corresponding modes of the receiver laser. For mode-selective cases, the modes with strong optical injection can achieve the synchronization; while the rest modes without coupling can not obtain the synchronization any more even though the injection is very strong. The results afford an opportunity to multichannel optical secure communications.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 21, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2006
Published: April 17, 2006

Xiaofeng Li, Wei Pan, Dong Ma, and Bin Luo, "Chaos synchronization of unidirectionally injected vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with global and mode-selective coupling," Opt. Express 14, 3138-3151 (2006)

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