We show theoretically and experimentally that a semiconductor laser driven to chaos by optical feedback may be self-synchronized by reinjection of a delayed replica of its same optical output. The ensuing periodic regularity of the self-synchronized laser output is analyzed.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Lasers and Laser Optics
Original Manuscript: January 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2009
Published: April 23, 2009
Antonio Mecozzi, Cristian Antonelli, Valerio Annovazzi-Lodi, and Mauro Benedetti, "Chaos self-synchronization in a semiconductor laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 1387-1389 (2009)