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Analysis of locked and unlocked dynamics of a passively mode-locked laser diode under external periodic excitation
Author(s): Evgenii A. Avrutin; John M. Arnold; John H. Marsh
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Paper Abstract

A distributed time-domain model is used for a numerical analysis of the dynamics of a passively mode locked laser diode under external modulation at a frequency close to the round-trip frequency of the laser. The possible dynamical regimes of the laser are identified as synchronization locking, frequency mixing and chaotic dynamics, including a special case of quasi-locking. For the locked regime, steady-state parameters are defined, the crucial role of group-velocity dispersion in achieving locking demonstrated and stages of the locking dynamics and corresponding time constants identified.

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Date Published: 29 April 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2792, Laser Optics '95: Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers, (29 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239182
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Evgenii A. Avrutin, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
John M. Arnold, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
John H. Marsh, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2792:
Laser Optics '95: Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers
Neal Broadus Abraham; Yakov I. Khanin, Editor(s)

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