Dynamical Systems Techniques in Nonlinear Optics
Final rept. 1 Jan 95-31 Dec 97
BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI DIV OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS
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The PI and a student have been working in close consultation with researchers at AFRLDEL on developing a geometric view of the optically injected laser problem. An interesting source of complex behavior chaos has been uncovered. This complicated behavior is the result of parametric sweeping across a resonance. From the experimental and practical perspective this is a natural scenario and the possibility of implementing it experimentally has been discussed. This is potentially important in applications for instance, communications as the chaotic behavior can be precisely controlled and understood in terms of phase shifting. Some recent work has revealed a direct source of chaotic behavior in the optically injected semiconductor laser equations.
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
- Non-Radio Communications