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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 703–705

Extreme events in time-delayed nonlinear optics

Andreas Karsaklian Dal Bosco, Delphine Wolfersberger, and Marc Sciamanna  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 703-705 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000703


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Abstract

We report experimentally on extreme events in the pulsating dynamics of an optical time-delayed system, i.e., a diode laser subject to a phase-conjugate feedback. We study the effect of the feedback strength on extreme events’ properties. We show a transition to non-Gaussian statistics of the pulse intensity and an increased number of extreme events as the mirror reflectivity increases. The extreme event pulse is anticipated and followed by smaller pulses with time-delay periodicity.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation
(250.5960) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2013
Published: February 25, 2013

Citation
Andreas Karsaklian Dal Bosco, Delphine Wolfersberger, and Marc Sciamanna, "Extreme events in time-delayed nonlinear optics," Opt. Lett. 38, 703-705 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-5-703


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