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Huyet, G,Hegarty, S,Giudici, M,de Bruyn, B,McInerney, JG;
1997
December
Europhysics Letters
Statistical properties of the dynamics of semiconductor lasers with optical feedback
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COHERENCE COLLAPSE DISTANT REFLECTORS CHAOTIC ITINERANCY
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We measure the time-resolved probability distribution of the light emitted by a semiconductor laser with optical feedback. We show and analyse, for the first time, high-frequency fluctuations of the laser intensity in the coherence collapse regime. Our results suggest that the noise induces the power drop-outs and the laser recovers in a deterministic fashion. We also give a new mechanism for a transition between erratic and synchronised behaviour in the laser dynamics.
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