Role of the phase in the identification of delay time in semiconductor lasers with optical feedback
Nguimdo, Romain Modeste; Soriano, Miguel C. ; Colet, Pere
Optics Letters 36, 4332-4334 (2011)
We consider a semiconductor laser with external optical feedback operating at a regime for which the delay time signature is extremely difficult to identify from the analysis of the intensity time series, using standard techniques. We show that such delay signature can be successfully retrieved by computing the same quantifiers from the phase, the real or the imaginary part of the field, even in presence of noise. Therefore the choice of the observable is determinant for parameter identification.