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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 18 — Sep. 8, 2014
  • pp: 21701–21710

Experimental classification of dynamical regimes in optically injected lasers

D. O’Shea, S. Osborne, N. Blackbeard, D. Goulding, B. Kelleher, and A. Amann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 18, pp. 21701-21710 (2014)

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We present a reliable and fast technique to experimentally categorise the dynamical state of optically injected two mode and single mode lasers. Based on the experimentally obtained time-traces locked, unlocked and chaotic states are distinguished for varying injection strength and detuning. For the two mode laser, the resulting experimental stability diagram provides a map of the various single mode and two mode regimes and the transitions between them. This stability diagram is in strong agreement with the theoretical predictions from low-dimensional dynamical models for two mode lasers. We also apply our method to the single mode laser and retain the close agreement between theory and experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(320.4240) Ultrafast optics : Nanosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 30, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2014
Published: August 29, 2014

D. O’Shea, S. Osborne, N. Blackbeard, D. Goulding, B. Kelleher, and A. Amann, "Experimental classification of dynamical regimes in optically injected lasers," Opt. Express 22, 21701-21710 (2014)

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