Chaos and synchronization of self-pulsating laser diodes

R. J. Jones, Paul Rees, P. S. Spencer, K. A. Shore

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It is shown theoretically that synchronization between two chaotic self-pulsating laser diodes can be achieved by use of optical feedback levels of a few percent. The sensitivity of the synchronization to parameter changes is examined. A synchronization scheme that utilizes self-pulsating compact disc laser diodes could produce low-cost stand-alone transmitters and receivers for private communication systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-172
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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