22 February 2008 All-optical noninvasive control of semiconductor lasers
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Proceedings Volume 6889, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVI; 688909 (2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784326
Event: Integrated Optoelectronic Devices 2008, 2008, San Jose, California, United States
All-optical noninvasive control of a multi-section semiconductor laser by means of time-delayed feedback from an external Fabry-Perot cavity is realized experimentally. The role of the optical phase as a specific new control parameter of this type of delayed-feedback control is stressed. Using phase-dependent feedback from a resonant plane Fabry-Perot interferometer, the stabilization of unstable steady states and unstable self-pulsations is achieved, including experimental demonstration of all-optical chaos control. In the latter experiment, optical chaos is transformed into a regular 12.9 GHz self-pulsation. This result is the fastest realization of chaos control ever reported. The control is noninvasive, only less than one per mille feedback keeps the stabilized states stable.
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Sylvia Schikora, Hans-Jürgen Wünsche, Fritz Henneberger, "All-optical noninvasive control of semiconductor lasers", Proc. SPIE 6889, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVI, 688909 (22 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784326; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.784326

Fabry–Perot interferometers


Feedback control

Control systems

Semiconductor lasers

Beam controllers

Continuous wave operation


Control of laser dynamics
Proceedings of SPIE (February 10 2006)
Control of laser chaos
Proceedings of SPIE (December 01 1993)

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