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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2000
  • pp: 475–477

Synchronization of chaotic mode hopping

Yun Liu and Peter Davis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 7, pp. 475-477 (2000)

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We propose and demonstrate a scheme for generating synchronized chaotic mode hopping in two wavelength-tunable lasers whose tuning range covers multiple longitudinal modes. Chaotic mode hopping resulting in large hops in wavelength is induced by delayed electrical feedback. We show that, by coupling part of the output of one laser into another, one can synchronize the chaotic mode hopping of two separate lasers and obtain synchronized chaotic on–off modulation patterns in multiple corresponding wavelength bands.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

Yun Liu and Peter Davis, "Synchronization of chaotic mode hopping," Opt. Lett. 25, 475-477 (2000)

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