Synchronization of chaotic self-pulsating laser diodes

R. J. Jones, A. Valle, Paul Rees, P. S. Spencer, J. Revuelta, L. Pesquera, K. A. Shore

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Chaos is being used to implement secure optical communication systems. A message is encoded in to a chaotic carrier generated by the transmitter laser. Decoding of the message can be effected using a chaotic receiver if it is synchronized to the transmitter. Synchronization of two chaotic single mode self-pulsating laser diodes is demonstrated. Both the multimode nature of these lasers and the effect of random spontaneous emission noise on the synchronization are considered. The spontaneous emission noise and the influence of phase-amplitude coupling in the laser significantly alters the size of the coupling required to achieve synchronization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Event2000 Confernce on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO 2000) - Nice, France
Duration: Sep 10 2000Sep 15 2000


Other2000 Confernce on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO 2000)
CityNice, France

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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