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Complicated dynamics due to a heteroclinic cycle in an injected diode laser
Author(s): Bernd Krauskopf; Nicolaes Tollenaar; Wim A. van der Graaf; Daan Lenstra
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Paper Abstract

We show that there exists phase-locked motion on a torus in the full single-mode rate equations of a diode laser subject to weak optical injection. The stability of the torus depends on the linewidth-enhancement factor (alpha) . The case of unstable torus motion leads to a bistability, which gives rise to hysteresis when the detuning of the input signal is varied for suitable injection strength. The torus becomes unlocked in a heteroclinic bifurcation. Our results confirm the validity of a previous analysis of an averaged phase/amplitude equation by means of bifurcation theory. We present the relevant dynamics by several panels, which include plots of the time series of the power, phase plots, and field and RIN spectra.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3283, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI, (7 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316710
Show Author Affiliations
Bernd Krauskopf, Vrije Univ. (United Kingdom)
Nicolaes Tollenaar, Vrije Univ. (Netherlands)
Wim A. van der Graaf, Vrije Univ. (Netherlands)
Daan Lenstra, Vrije Univ. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3283:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI
Marek Osinski; Peter Blood; Akira Ishibashi, Editor(s)

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