We study sudden changes in the chaotic output of an optically injected semiconductor laser. For what is believed to be the first time in this system, we identify bifurcations that cause abrupt changes between different chaotic outputs, or even sudden jumps between chaotic and periodic output. These sudden chaotic transitions involve attractors that exist for large regions in parameter space.
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Sebastian Wieczorek, Bernd Krauskopf, and Daan Lenstra, "Sudden chaotic transitions in an optically injected semiconductor laser," Opt. Lett. 26, 816-818 (2001)