Chaotic Oscillations in Microchip Lasers with Frequency-Modulated Feedback Light

Atsushi UCHIDA  Shigeru YOSHIMORI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E85-A   No.9   pp.2009-2014
Publication Date: 2002/09/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications)
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Keyword: 
chaos,  microchip laser,  intermittency,  feedback light,  frequency modulation,  

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Summary: 
We have experimentally observed the dynamics of laser outputs in a microchip laser with frequency-modulated feedback light. We have observed rich dynamics that can be interpreted as three types of dynamics at different frequencies: (1) periodic bursts at twice of the frequency of the modulation of the external mirror, (2) chaotic pulsations at the relaxation oscillation frequency, and (3) clusters at the instantaneous Doppler-shifted frequency. We have confirmed these rich dynamics by using numerical simulations.