An experimental demonstration of optical synchronization of a chain of chaotic external-cavity laser diodes is reported for what is believed to be the first time. The experiment is performed in the low-frequency-fluctuation regime.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.2010) Lasers and laser optics : Diode laser arrays
(230.4910) Optical devices : Oscillators
S. Sivaprakasam and K. A. Shore, "Cascaded synchronization of external-cavity laser diodes," Opt. Lett. 26, 253-255 (2001)