The authors report on a hybrid integration of a resonant tunnelling diode laser diode driver configuration that can operate as a self-oscillating circuit, and when externally perturbed shows regions offrequency division and frequency multiplication, quasi-periodic and chaotic oscillations, both in the optical and electrical outputs. The authors also demonstrate that this optoelectronic circuit is well described as a Lie´nard’s oscillator. The synchronisation capabilities of the circuit have potentially novel functions for opticalcommunications systems including clock recovery, clock division and data encryption.
Romeira, B., Figueiredo, J. M. L., Slight, T. J., Wang, L., Wasige, E., Ironside, C., ... Avedillo, M. J. (2008). Synchronisation and chaos in a laser diode driven by a resonant tunnelling diode. IET Optoelectronics, 2(6), 211-215. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-opt:20080024