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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)
Large variety of physical, chemical, and biological systems show excitable behavior, characterized by a nonlinear response under external perturbations: only perturbations exceeding a threshold induce a full system response (firing). It has been reported that in coupled excitable identical systems noise may induce the simultaneous firing of a macroscopic(More)
We introduce a time-domain model to study the dynamics of optoelectronic oscillators. We show that, due to the interaction between nonlinearity and time delay, the envelope amplitude of ultrapure microwaves generated by optoelectronic oscillators can turn unstable when the gain is increased beyond a given critical value. Our analytical predictions are(More)
The role of nonlinear diiusion terms in the stability of periodic solutions in the regime of spatio temporal chaos is studied. The stabilization of unstable plane waves in the Complex Ginzburg Landau equation in weakly chaotic regimes such as phase turbulence and spatiotemporal intermittency or in strong chaotic ones like defect turbulence is demonstrated.
—Synchronization phenomena of two chaotically emitting semiconductor lasers subject to delayed optical feedback are investigated. The lasers are unidirectionally coupled via their optical fields. Our experimental and numerical studies demonstrate that the relative optical feedback phase is of decisive importance: a characteristic synchronization scenario(More)
—We characterize the chaotic dynamics of semiconductor lasers subject to either optical or electrooptical feedback modeled by Lang–Kobayashi and Ikeda equations, respectively. This characterization is relevant for secure optical communications based on chaos encryption. In particular, for each system we compute as a function of tunable parameters the(More)
We introduce a stochastic model for the determination of phase noise in optoelectronic oscillators. After a short overview of the main results for the phase diffusion approach in autonomous oscillators, an extension is proposed for the case of optoelectronic oscillators where the microwave is a limit-cycle originated from a bifurcation induced by(More)
We numerically study the synchronization of two chaotic semiconductor lasers in a master-slave connguration. To synchronize the lasers a small amount of output power from the master laser is injected, after propagating through an optical ber, into the slave laser. We show that the output of the master laser can be used as a chaotic carrier to encode a(More)