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Temporal Patterns in Coupled Laser Systems: Coherence, Chaos and Communication

Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications
Rajarshi Roy, Georgia Institute of Technology

The emission of light by coupled lasers is a fascinating scientific problem involving the fundamental concepts of coherence and chaos [1]. Such coupled nonlinear systems also lead naturally to new possibilities for optical communications [2]. Experimental and theoretical developments that show how one may utilize coupled chaotic systems for communication will be described [3].


1. L. Fabiny et al., Phys. Rev. A47, 4287 (1993); K.S. Thornburg et al., Phys. Rev. E 55, 3865 (1997).

2. R. Roy and K.S. Thornburg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 2009 (1994); P. Colet and R. Roy, Opt. Lett. 19, 2056 (1994).

3. Q. L. Williams, J. Garcia-Ojalvo and R. Roy, Phys. Rev. A55, 2376 (1997); G. D. VanWiggeren and R. Roy, Science 279, 1198 (1998); J-P. Goedgebuer, L. Larger and H. Porte, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 2249 (1998); H. Abarbanel and M. Kennel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 3153 (1998).

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