Abstract

An experimental demonstration of optical synchronization of a chain of chaotic external-cavity laser diodes is reported for what is believed to be the first time. The experiment is performed in the low-frequency-fluctuation regime.

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[CrossRef]

H. Fujino and J. Ohtsubo, Opt. Lett. 25, 625 (2000).
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[CrossRef]

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L. Kocarev and U. Parlitz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5028 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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L. Fabiny, P. Colet, R. Roy, and D. Lenstra, Phys. Rev. A 47, 4287 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Afraimovich, V. S.

V. S. Afraimovich, N. N. Verichev, and M. I. Rabinovich, Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. 29, 1050 (1986) [Sov. Radio Phys. 29, 795 (1986)].

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Colet, P.

L. Fabiny, P. Colet, R. Roy, and D. Lenstra, Phys. Rev. A 47, 4287 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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K. M. Cuomo and A. V. Oppenheim, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 65 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fabiny, L.

L. Fabiny, P. Colet, R. Roy, and D. Lenstra, Phys. Rev. A 47, 4287 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fujino, H.

Greboggi, C.

S. Hayes, C. Greboggi, and E. Ott, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 3031 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Han, S. K.

S. K. Han, C. Kurrer, and Y. Kuramoto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3190 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hayes, S.

S. Hayes, C. Greboggi, and E. Ott, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 3031 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kocarev, L.

L. Kocarev and U. Parlitz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5028 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kuramoto, Y.

S. K. Han, C. Kurrer, and Y. Kuramoto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3190 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kurrer, C.

S. K. Han, C. Kurrer, and Y. Kuramoto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3190 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lenstra, D.

L. Fabiny, P. Colet, R. Roy, and D. Lenstra, Phys. Rev. A 47, 4287 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ohtsubo, J.

Oppenheim, A. V.

K. M. Cuomo and A. V. Oppenheim, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 65 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ott, E.

S. Hayes, C. Greboggi, and E. Ott, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 3031 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Parlitz, U.

L. Kocarev and U. Parlitz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5028 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pecora, L. M.

L. M. Pecora and T. L. Carroll, Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 821 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rabinovich, M. I.

V. S. Afraimovich, N. N. Verichev, and M. I. Rabinovich, Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. 29, 1050 (1986) [Sov. Radio Phys. 29, 795 (1986)].

Rahman, L.

H. G. Winful and L. Rahman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 1575 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Roy, R.

G. D. Van Wiggeren and R. Roy, Science 279, 1198 (1998).
[CrossRef]

R. Roy and K. S. Thronburg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3190 (1995).
[CrossRef]

L. Fabiny, P. Colet, R. Roy, and D. Lenstra, Phys. Rev. A 47, 4287 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shore, K. A.

Sivaprakasam, S.

Thronburg, K. S.

R. Roy and K. S. Thronburg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3190 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Van Wiggeren, G. D.

G. D. Van Wiggeren and R. Roy, Science 279, 1198 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Verichev, N. N.

V. S. Afraimovich, N. N. Verichev, and M. I. Rabinovich, Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. 29, 1050 (1986) [Sov. Radio Phys. 29, 795 (1986)].

Winful, H. G.

H. G. Winful and L. Rahman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 1575 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. Sivaprakasam and K. A. Shore, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 35 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. (1)

V. S. Afraimovich, N. N. Verichev, and M. I. Rabinovich, Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. 29, 1050 (1986) [Sov. Radio Phys. 29, 795 (1986)].

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

L. Fabiny, P. Colet, R. Roy, and D. Lenstra, Phys. Rev. A 47, 4287 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (7)

R. Roy and K. S. Thronburg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3190 (1995).
[CrossRef]

S. K. Han, C. Kurrer, and Y. Kuramoto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3190 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. G. Winful and L. Rahman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 1575 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. M. Pecora and T. L. Carroll, Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 821 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. M. Cuomo and A. V. Oppenheim, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 65 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Kocarev and U. Parlitz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5028 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Hayes, C. Greboggi, and E. Ott, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 3031 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Science (1)

G. D. Van Wiggeren and R. Roy, Science 279, 1198 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the experiment: ML, master laser; SL1, slave laser 1; SL2, slave laser 2. See text for other definitions.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Time-series plots of (a) the master laser, (b) slave laser 1, and (c) slave laser 2.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Synchronization diagrams between (a) master and slave 1, (b) master and slave 2, and (c) slave 1 and slave 2. The straight lines are the least-squares-fitted data.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Standard Deviation for the Three Synchronization Cases

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