Learn More
Influences of variable-angle polarization-rotated optical feedback on polarization properties of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) are investigated numerically. For the so-called case A (x polarization) feedback, only the x mode is selected to pass through the feedback loop. As the polarization angle is varied from 0 degrees to 90 degrees,(More)
We have developed a novel phase-resolved optical coherence tomography (OCT) and optical Doppler tomography (ODT) system that uses phase information derived from a Hilbert transformation to image blood flow in human skin with fast scanning speed and high velocity sensitivity. Using the phase change between sequential scans to construct flow-velocity imaging,(More)
We used a novel phase-resolved optical Doppler tomographic (ODT) technique with very high flow-velocity sensitivity (10microm/s) and high spatial resolution (10microm) to image blood flow in port-wine stain (PWS) birthmarks in human skin. In addition to the regular ODT velocity and structural images, we use the variance of blood flow velocity to map the PWS(More)
The properties of the leader-laggard chaos synchronization (LLCS) in two mutually coupled external-cavity semiconductor lasers are studied systematically. We theoretically analyze the general conditions for the LLCS based on the symmetric operation mechanism and numerically investigate the influences of operation parameters, the mismatch robustness, the(More)
We numerically analyze the effect of an injection current on the synchronization and communication features of two chaotic external cavity semiconductor lasers in a closed-loop configuration. The simulation results demonstrate that, by moderately increasing the injection current, the efficient bandwidth of the chaotic carrier would be broadened, high(More)
The chaotic unpredictability of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) with polarization-rotated optical feedback is evaluated quantitatively via the normalized permutation entropy H. The effect of polarization mode competition (PMC) is explored. For weak PMC, the H for X-polarization mode, Y-polarization mode, and total output are close to each(More)
We report on the realization of a hybrid chaos-based communication scheme using three chaotic semiconductor ring lasers (SRLs). In this scheme, two slave SRLs (S-SRLs) are identically driven by a master SRL (M-SRL) subject to delayed optical feedback. Under proper conditions, the S-SRLs are completely synchronized with each other due to the symmetric(More)
The time-delay (TD) signatures of chaos in semiconductor ring lasers with cross mutual injection are investigated numerically. The TD signature is quantified via auto-correlation function. The injection parameter regions contributing to successful TD concealment are identified. It is shown that, higher injection strengths can be utilized for larger(More)
The effects of unpredictability degree on the chaos synchronization properties of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with variable-polarization optical feedback are investigated numerically. For variable-polarization optical injection, only low-unpredictability chaos can be well synchronized, while high-unpredictability chaos cannot be synchronized(More)
This paper presents a novel photonic-assisted microwave frequency measurement scheme based on an integrated dual-polarization Mach-Zehnder modulator (DPol-MZM). The DPol-MZM is used to obtain a polarization multiplexing signal modulated by the microwave signal with the frequency to be identified. The obtained signal is split into two channels after(More)