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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2001
  • pp: 142–144

Periodic oscillation within the chaotic region in a semiconductor laser subjected to external optical injection

Stefan Eriksson and Åsa Marie Lindberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 3, pp. 142-144 (2001)

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We report on the experimental observation of periodic windows within the chaos of the output of a semiconductor laser that is subjected to external optical injection. Continuously sampled spectra of the slave-laser output as the injection level is increased reveal the general behavior of the system as well as features that suggest that the periodic oscillation forms a distinct island within the chaotic region in the parameter space.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

Stefan Eriksson and Åsa Marie Lindberg, "Periodic oscillation within the chaotic region in a semiconductor laser subjected to external optical injection," Opt. Lett. 26, 142-144 (2001)

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