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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2002
  • pp: 827–829

Mixed external cavity mode dynamics in a semiconductor laser

David W. Sukow, Michael C. Hegg, Jennifer L. Wright, and Athanasios Gavrielides  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 10, pp. 827-829 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.000827


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Abstract

We observe experimentally and numerically novel mixed-mode dynamic states of a diode laser subject to two delayed optical feedbacks. These states have been proposed and analyzed within the framework of the Lang–Kobayashi single-feedback model. Such states are combinations of two distinct external cavity modes and can be identified through a characteristic sequence of a Hopf bifurcation followed by a secondary quasi-periodic bifurcation. We present experimental and numerical results that demonstrate such sequences.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

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David W. Sukow, Michael C. Hegg, Jennifer L. Wright, and Athanasios Gavrielides, "Mixed external cavity mode dynamics in a semiconductor laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 827-829 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-10-827

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