Accession Number:

ADA350887

Title:

Controlling High-Speed Instabilities in Semiconductor Lasers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1995-98

Corporate Author:

DUKE UNIV DURHAM NC DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

We developed and characterized external-cavity semiconductor lasers as paradigms for complexity in optical systems. We measured precisely the properties of these lasers to elucidate the origin of low-dimensional chaotic behavior that occurs in these devices and developed models that accurately reflect the observed dynamics. Based on our findings, we developed and characterized high-speed techniques for controlling and synchronizing the laser dynamics.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE