28 April 2005 Polarization dynamics in semiconductor lasers with incoherent optical feedback
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Abstract
The chaotic dynamics of a semiconductor laser subject to a delayed polarization-rotated optical feedback is investigated theoretically and experimentally. An extension of the usual one-polarization model is derived to account for two orthogonal polarizations of the optical field. The two-polarization model is motivated by observations of lag synchronization in our experiments using polarization-rotated optical feedback and uni-directional injection. Experimental data confirm the predictions of the two-field model. We also show that the two-polarization model can be reduced to the one-polarization model.
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David W. Sukow, Athanasios Gavrielides, Thomas Erneux, Michael J. Baracco, Zachary A. Parmenter, Karen L. Blackburn, "Polarization dynamics in semiconductor lasers with incoherent optical feedback", Proc. SPIE 5722, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIII, (28 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.588393; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.588393
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