Experimental stability maps of a 1550nm-VCSEL subject to polarized optical injection

A. Hurtado, K. Schires, N. Khan, A. Quirce, A. Valle, L. Pesquera, I. D. Henning, M. J. Adams

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We report an experimental study of the injection locking properties and nonlinear dynamics of a 1550nm-Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) subject to parallel and to orthogonal polarized optical injection into the two orthogonal polarizations of the fundamental transverse mode of the device. A rich variety of nonlinear dynamics have been observed for both parallel and orthogonal optical injection outside the stable locking range, including limit cycle, period doubling, chaos and polarization switching. Additionally, for the case of orthogonal optical injection, we report a first experimental observation of the change in the shape of the stability map as the applied bias current is increased well above threshold.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVIII
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2010
EventPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVIII - San Francisco, CA, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Jan 201028 Jan 2010


ConferencePhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVIII
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • nonlinear laser dynamics
  • optical injection
  • polarization switching
  • stability maps

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