Chaos in coherence modulation: bifurcations of an oscillator generating optical delay fluctuations

Citation
L. Larger et al., Chaos in coherence modulation: bifurcations of an oscillator generating optical delay fluctuations, J OPT SOC B, 18(8), 2001, pp. 1063-1068
Citations number
19
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science","Optics & Acoustics
Journal title
JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B-OPTICAL PHYSICS
ISSN journal
0740-3224 → ACNP
Volume
18
Issue
8
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1063 - 1068
Database
ISI
SICI code
0740-3224(200108)18:8<1063:CICMBO>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
A new chaos generator is described that produces chaotic fluctuations of th e optical-path difference in a coherence modulator driven electrically by a nonlinear delayed-feedback loop. Numerical simulations and experimental re sults are reported. A closed branch of periodic solutions bounded by a forw ard and a reverse Hopf bifurcation is observed for the first time, to our k nowledge, for this type of nonlinear dynamical system. (C) 2001 Optical Soc iety of America.