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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 2009
  • pp: 7491–7504

Using chaos for remote sensing of laser radiation

Weng W. Chow and Sebastian Wieczorek  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 9, pp. 7491-7504 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.007491


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Abstract

An idea is proposed for detecting a weak laser signal from a remote source in the presence of strong background noise. The scheme exploits dynamical nonlinearities arising from heterodyning signal and reference fields inside an active reference laser cavity. This paper shows that for certain reference laser configurations, the resulting bifurcations in the reference laser may be used as warning of irradiation by a laser source.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(280.3420) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser sensors

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 2009
Published: April 22, 2009

Citation
Weng W. Chow and Sebastian Wieczorek, "Using chaos for remote sensing of laser radiation," Opt. Express 17, 7491-7504 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-9-7491


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