TITLE

Chaos in an additive-pulse mode-locked laser

AUTHOR(S)
Mozdy, E. J.; Mozdy, E.J.; Pollock, C. R.; Pollock, C.R.
PUB. DATE
September 2000
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;9/18/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We present and analyze an experimental bifurcation diagram for the additive-pulse modelocked (APM) laser, reconfirming the existence of both quasiperiodicity and period-doubling bifurcations into chaos for this system. Large fiber coupling is required to observe period doublings into chaos, while quasiperiodicity occurs for small fiber coupling. The experimental chaotic time series are reconstructed in phase space using the method of delayed coordinates, then graphically compared with the expected orbits from APM simulations. This experimental bifurcation diagram for the APM laser demonstrates that the main contribution to APM instability is in fact deterministic. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
4414304

 

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