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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1576–1578

Multimode semiconductor laser with selective optical feedback

E. A. Viktorov and Paul Mandel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 21, pp. 1576-1578 (2000)

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We study a multimode semiconductor laser subject to moderate selective optical feedback. The steady state of the laser is destabilized by a Hopf bifurcation and exhibits a period-doubling route to chaos. We also show the existence of a heteroclinic connection between a saddle node and an unstable focus that can be associated with experimentally observed multimode low-frequency fluctuations. This heteroclinic connection coexists with a chaotic attractor resulting from the period-doubling process.

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(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

E. A. Viktorov and Paul Mandel, "Multimode semiconductor laser with selective optical feedback," Opt. Lett. 25, 1576-1578 (2000)

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