Generation of many periodic patterns by controlling chaos in external-cavity laser diodes

Takahiro Sato, Atsushi Uchida, Masahiro Takeoka, Fumihiko Kannari

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Numerical studies of the dynamic transfer of one chaotic oscillation appeared in a laser diode, which is subject to weak optical feedback, to a variety of periodic oscillations by modulating the injection current of the laser diode, are described. We evaluate also the response of periodic attractors in the stabilized oscillations by calculating statistic distributions of the transient time among those attractors. The average transient time is approximately 21 ns, which is longer than the full round time in the controlled periodic attractors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-545
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 1998 Jan 261998 Jan 26


  • Controlling chaos
  • High frequency injection
  • Laser diode
  • Pattern generation
  • Transient chaos

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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