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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2212–2214

Distinguishing fingerprints of hyperchaotic and stochastic dynamics in optical chaos from a delayed opto-electronic oscillator

Miguel C. Soriano, Luciano Zunino, Laurent Larger, Ingo Fischer, and Claudio R. Mirasso  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 12, pp. 2212-2214 (2011)

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In the dynamics of optical systems, one commonly needs to cope with the problem of coexisting deterministic and stochastic components. The separation of these components is an important, although difficult, task. Often the time scales at which determinism and noise dominate the system’s dynamics differ. In this Letter we propose to use information-theory-derived quantifiers, more precisely, permutation entropy and statistical complexity, to distinguish between the two behaviors. Based on experiments of a paradigmatic opto-electronic oscillator, we demonstrate that the time scales at which deterministic or noisy behavior dominate can be identified. Supporting numerical simulations prove the accuracy of this identification.

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OCIS Codes
(000.5490) General : Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(250.5960) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2011
Published: June 7, 2011

Miguel C. Soriano, Luciano Zunino, Laurent Larger, Ingo Fischer, and Claudio R. Mirasso, "Distinguishing fingerprints of hyperchaotic and stochastic dynamics in optical chaos from a delayed opto-electronic oscillator," Opt. Lett. 36, 2212-2214 (2011)

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