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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 9 — Apr. 26, 2010
  • pp: 9423–9428

Nonlinear dynamics induced by parallel and orthogonal optical injection in 1550 nm Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs)

Antonio Hurtado, Ana Quirce, Angel Valle, Luis Pesquera, and Michael J. Adams  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 9, pp. 9423-9428 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.009423


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Abstract

We report a first experimental study of the nonlinear dynamics appearing in a 1550 nm single-mode VCSEL subject to parallel and to orthogonal optical injection. For the first time to our knowledge we report experimentally measured stability maps identifying the boundaries between regions of different nonlinear dynamics for both cases of polarized injection. A rich variety of nonlinear behaviours, including periodic (limit cycle, period doubling) and chaotic dynamics have been experimentally observed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2010
Published: April 21, 2010

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Antonio Hurtado, Ana Quirce, Angel Valle, Luis Pesquera, and Michael J. Adams, "Nonlinear dynamics induced by parallel and orthogonal optical injection in 1550 nm Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs)," Opt. Express 18, 9423-9428 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-9-9423


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