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  • Tong Zhang
    Taiyuan University of Technology
  • Zhiwei Jia
    Taiyuan University of Technology
  • Anbang Wang
    Taiyuan University of Technology
  • Yanhua Hong
  • Longsheng Wang
    Taiyuan University of Technology
  • Yuanyuan Guo
    Taiyuan University of Technology
  • Yuncai Wang
    Guangdong University of Technology
Two new dynamic-state switching phenomena are
experimentally observed in a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser
with polarization-preserved external-cavity optical feedback. One
is switching between a steady state and a quasi-periodic state, and
the other is switching between two different steady states. Both
switching phenomena occur in the same polarization and the
switching period is equal to the round-trip time in the external
feedback cavity. The evolution of the two switching phenomena is
experimentally investigated in detail. This work not only enriches
the understanding of laser nonlinear dynamics but also provides
an all-optical alternative for generation of special signals for
possible applications.
Index Terms— Semiconductor lasers, Vertical-cavity surfaceemitting lasers, Nonlinear dynamics, Dynamic-state switching


  • Laser feedback, Optical attenuators, Optical feedback, Optical switches, Oscillators, Semiconductor lasers, Steady-state, Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, dynamic-state switching, nonlinear dynamics, vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-338
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number7
Early online date26 Feb 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2021

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