Stability of the nonlinear dynamics of an optically injected VCSEL

J. P. Toomey, C. Nichkawde, D. M. Kane, K. Schires, I. D. Henning, A. Hurtado, M. J. Adams

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Automated protocols have been developed to characterize time series data in terms of stability. These techniques are applied to the output power time series of an optically injected vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) subject to varying injection strength and optical frequency detuning between master and slave lasers. Dynamic maps, generated from high resolution, computer controlled experiments, identify regions of dynamic instability in the parameter space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10256-10270
Number of pages15
JournalOptics Express
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2012


  • automated protocol
  • time series data
  • vertical cavity surface emitting laser

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