Chaos and control of chaos in diode lasers

R. G. Harrison

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The chaotic control strategy is applied to diode lasers which are well known to be highly susceptible to external optical feedback. The diode laser used is a temperature stabilized AlGaAs single mode laser with a cavity formed by its facets and an external highly reflecting mirror. This study addresses two important issues with respect to the control strategy; (a) control of chaotic emission from diode laser system, and (b) controlled bistable operation of different waveforms. The proposed control strategy is readily implemented and is currently being applied to both diode laser systems operating the high frequency region of coherence collapse and also nonlinear optical fibre systems in which control of chaotic scattering is explored, the results of which are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLEOS '94 Conference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationLasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, 1994
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Event1994 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 31 Oct 19943 Nov 1994


Conference1994 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting
CityBoston, MA, USA


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