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Open Access item Periodic entrainment of power dropouts in mutually coupled semiconductor lasers

Authors:Buldú, Javier M.
Vicente, Raúl
Pérez, Toni
Mirasso, Claudio R.
Torrent, M. C.
García-Ojalvo, Jordi
Keywords:Semiconductor lasers, Optical modulation, Laser theory, Semiconductor device models, Charge injection, [PACS] Semiconductor lasers; laser diodes, [PACS] Laser optical systems: design and operation. Modulation, tuning, and mode locking, [PACS] Semiconductor-device characterization, design, and modeling, [PACS] Design of specific laser systems
Issue Date:30-Dec-2002
Publisher:American Institute of Physics
Citation:Applied Physics Letters 81(27): 5105-5108 (2002)
Abstract:We examine the effect of current modulation in the irregular dropout dynamics exhibited by two mutually coupled semiconductor lasers. Our experimental results show that a weak periodic modulation in the injection current of one of the lasers entrains the power dropouts in a very efficient way. It is also observed that the laser with the highest frequency leads the dynamics independently of which laser is modulated. As a result, the entrainment is anticipative when modulation is applied to the laser with lowest frequency. Numerical simulations of a model based on delay-coupled rate equations successfully reproduce the observed behavior.
Description:3 pages, 4 figures.-- PACS nrs.: 42.55.Px, 42.60.Fc, 85.30.De, 42.60.By.
Publisher version (URL):http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1533837
ISSN:0003-6951 (Print)
1077-3118 (Online)
Appears in Collections:(IFISC) Artículos

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