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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Jan. 22, 2007
  • pp: 572–576

Multistability in a semiconductor laser with optoelectronic feedback

Guang-Qiong Xia, Sze-Chun Chan, and Jia-Ming Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 572-576 (2007)

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The multistability in a single-mode distributed feedback semiconductor laser with delayed optoelectronic feedback is observed experimentally. For a given delay time, the observed dynamical state of the laser output is critically dependent on the process of varying the delay time and is limited by the range of variation. Various routes of delay time variation results in multistabilities characterized by states of different time series and power spectra.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2007
Published: January 22, 2007

Guang-Qiong Xia, Sze-Chun Chan, and Jia-Ming Liu, "Multistability in a semiconductor laser with optoelectronic feedback," Opt. Express 15, 572-576 (2007)

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