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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4739–4742

Chaotic behavior of cavity solitons induced by time delay feedback

Krassimir Panajotov and Mustapha Tlidi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4739-4742 (2014)

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We investigate spatiotemporal dynamics of cavity solitons in a broad area vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser with saturable absorption subject to time-delayed optical feedback. We show that the inclusion of feedback leads to a period doubling route to chaos of spatially localized light structures.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 9, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2014
Published: August 7, 2014

Krassimir Panajotov and Mustapha Tlidi, "Chaotic behavior of cavity solitons induced by time delay feedback," Opt. Lett. 39, 4739-4742 (2014)

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