Complicated basins in external-cavity semiconductor lasers

A Prasad, Ying-Cheng Lai, A Gavrielides, V Kovanis

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We demonstrate that complicated basins of attraction can occur in time-delay coupled, external-cavity semiconductor lasers. In particular, we find that there can be multiple coexisting attractors associated with low-frequency fluctuations in the laser power output, and prediction of the asymptotic attractor for specific initial conditions is practically impossible. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-50
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number1-2
Early online date14 Jun 2003
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2003


  • nonlinear dynamics
  • optical chaos
  • semiconductor lasers
  • low-frequency fluctuations
  • chaotic dynamical-systems
  • optical feedback
  • coherence collapse
  • riddled basins
  • transverse instability
  • boundaries
  • attractors
  • noise


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