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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 9 — Apr. 25, 2011
  • pp: 8762–8773

Chaos synchronization in mutually coupled semiconductor lasers with asymmetrical bias currents

Tao Deng, Guang-Qiong Xia, Zheng-Mao Wu, Xiao-Dong Lin, and Jia-Gui Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 8762-8773 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.008762


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Abstract

We experimentally and numerically investigated the chaos synchronization characteristics of mutually coupled semiconductor lasers (MCSLs) with asymmetrical bias currents. Experimental results show that, asymmetrical bias current level of two MCSLs has obvious influence on chaos synchronization between them, and stable leader-laggard chaos synchronization can be realized under relatively large asymmetrical bias current levels. Moreover, the influences of frequency detuning and mutually coupling strength between the two lasers on chaos synchronization performance have also been discussed. Theoretical simulations basically conform to our experimental observations.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2011
Published: April 20, 2011

Citation
Tao Deng, Guang-Qiong Xia, Zheng-Mao Wu, Xiao-Dong Lin, and Jia-Gui Wu, "Chaos synchronization in mutually coupled semiconductor lasers with asymmetrical bias currents," Opt. Express 19, 8762-8773 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-9-8762


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