Luís Pesquera

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Many information processing challenges are difficult to solve with traditional Turing or von Neumann approaches. Implementing unconventional computational methods is therefore essential and optics provides promising opportunities. Here we experimentally demonstrate optical information processing using a nonlinear optoelectronic oscillator subject to delayed(More)
Chaotic signals have been proposed as broadband information carriers with the potential of providing a high level of robustness and privacy in data transmission. Laboratory demonstrations of chaos-based optical communications have already shown the potential of this technology, but a field experiment using commercial optical networks has not been undertaken(More)
We report a first experimental study of the nonlinear dynamics appearing in a 1550 nm single-mode VCSEL subject to parallel and to orthogonal optical injection. For the first time to our knowledge we report experimentally measured stability maps identifying the boundaries between regions of different nonlinear dynamics for both cases of polarized injection.(More)
We present improved strategies to perform photonic information processing using an optoelectronic oscillator with delayed feedback. In particular, we study, via numerical simulations and experiments, the influence of a finite signal-to-noise ratio on the computing performance. We illustrate that the performance degradation induced by noise can be(More)
An analytical method to calculate the multi-transverse mode static characteristics of index-guided VCSELs is presented. The steady-state solution of a model that takes into account the spatial dependence of both the electrical eld and the carrier density prooles is calculated. Power of the transverse modes is then obtained by solving a linear set of(More)
We report a first experimental study of the polarization-resolved nonlinear dynamics of a 1550 nm singlemode VCSEL subject to orthogonal optical injection. Stability maps identifying the boundaries between regions of different nonlinear dynamics are reported for two different values of the bias current. A rich variety of nonlinear behaviours including(More)
We have measured optical power and wavelength polarization bistability in a 1550 nm-Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) subject to orthogonally-polarized optical injection into the orthogonal polarization of the fundamental transverse mode. Optical bistability with very wide hysteresis cycles, up to four times wider than previously reported(More)
An analysis of the nonlinear dynamics of current modulated weakly index-guided VCSELs in a multi{transverse mode regime is performed by using a model that takes into account all the transverse modes supported by the waveguide. Nonlinear dynamical behavior is studied when applying current modulation of high frequency and large modulation depth. Chaotic(More)
Predictability of chaotic systems is limited, in addition to the precision of the knowledge of the initial conditions, by the error of the models used to extract the nonlinear dynamics from the time series. In this paper, we analyze the predictions obtained from the anticipated synchronization scheme using a chain of slave neural network approximate(More)
We introduce a scheme that integrates a digital key in a phase-chaos electro-optical delay system for optical chaos communications. A pseudorandom binary sequence (PRBS) is mixed within the chaotic dynamics in a way that a mutual concealment is performed; e.g., the time delay is hidden by the binary sequence, and the PRBS is also masked by the chaos. In(More)