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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 19536–19543

Synchronization of bandwidth-enhanced chaos in semiconductor lasers with optical feedback and injection

Hiroyuki Someya, Isao Oowada, Haruka Okumura, Takahiko Kida, and Atsushi Uchida  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 19536-19543 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.019536


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Abstract

We experimentally investigate the generation and synchronization of bandwidth-enhanced chaos in a semiconductor laser (drive laser) that is subject to optical injection from another chaotic semiconductor laser (injection laser) with optical feedback. Effective bandwidth enhancement is achieved over 12 GHz, under the condition in which the optical wavelength of the drive laser is positively detuned with respect to that of the injection laser, outside the injection locking range. The bandwidth-enhanced chaotic signal of the drive laser is injected into a third semiconductor laser (response laser) for synchronization. Synchronization of chaos with a bandwidth greater than 12 GHz is observed between the drive and response lasers, under the condition in which the optical wavelength of the response laser is negatively detuned with respect to that of the drive laser, satisfying the injection locking condition. High-quality chaos synchronization is observed within the injection locking range between the drive and response lasers and under the condition of a low relaxation oscillation frequency of the response laser.

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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: August 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2009
Published: October 13, 2009

Citation
Hiroyuki Someya, Isao Oowada, Haruka Okumura, Takahiko Kida, and Atsushi Uchida, "Synchronization of bandwidth-enhanced chaos in semiconductor lasers with optical feedback and injection," Opt. Express 17, 19536-19543 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-22-19536


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