Anticipated chaos in a nonsymmetric coupled external-cavity-laser system

Paul Rees, Paul S. Spencer, Iestyn Pierce, S. Sivaprakasam, K. Alan Shore

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We explain how the anticipation of chaos in a coupled external cavity laser system described by Sivaprakasam, Shahverdiev, Spencer, and Shore [Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 154101 (2001)] is obtained. We show that the external cavity induces the required symmetry breaking necessary for the existence of a time delay between the synchronized output of the two laser diodes. The inclusion of a detuning between the two lasers causes one laser to anticipate the chaotic dynamics of the other.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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