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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 24 — Nov. 21, 2011
  • pp: 24460–24467

Modeling synchronization in networks of delay-coupled fiber ring lasers

Brandon S. Lindley and Ira B. Schwartz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 24460-24467 (2011)

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We study the onset of synchronization in a network of N delay-coupled stochastic fiber ring lasers with respect to various parameters when the coupling power is weak. In particular, for groups of three or more ring lasers mutually coupled to a central hub laser, we demonstrate a robust tendency toward out-of-phase (achronal) synchronization between the N – 1 outer lasers and the single inner laser. In contrast to the achronal synchronization, we find the outer lasers synchronize with zero-lag (isochronal) with respect to each other, thus forming a set of N – 1 coherent fiber lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2011
Published: November 15, 2011

Brandon S. Lindley and Ira B. Schwartz, "Modeling synchronization in networks of delay-coupled fiber ring lasers," Opt. Express 19, 24460-24467 (2011)

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