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Polarization dynamics in semiconductor lasers with incoherent optical feedback
Author(s): David W. Sukow; Athanasios Gavrielides; Thomas Erneux; Michael J. Baracco; Zachary A. Parmenter; Karen L. Blackburn
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Paper Abstract

The chaotic dynamics of a semiconductor laser subject to a delayed polarization-rotated optical feedback is investigated theoretically and experimentally. An extension of the usual one-polarization model is derived to account for two orthogonal polarizations of the optical field. The two-polarization model is motivated by observations of lag synchronization in our experiments using polarization-rotated optical feedback and uni-directional injection. Experimental data confirm the predictions of the two-field model. We also show that the two-polarization model can be reduced to the one-polarization model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5722, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIII, (28 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.588393
Show Author Affiliations
David W. Sukow, Washington and Lee Univ. (United States)
Athanasios Gavrielides, Air Force Research Lab./DELO (United States)
Thomas Erneux, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Michael J. Baracco, Washington and Lee Univ. (United States)
Zachary A. Parmenter, Washington and Lee Univ. (United States)
Karen L. Blackburn, Washington and Lee Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5722:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIII
Marek Osinski; Fritz Henneberger; Hiroshi Amano, Editor(s)

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