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Two-parameter study near the locking region of a semiconductor laser with phase-conjugate feedback
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Paper Abstract

A semiconductor laser subject to phase-conjugate optical feedback can be described by rate equations, which are mathematically delay differential equations (DDEs) with an infinite-dimensional phase space. We employ new numerical continuation techniques for DDEs to study the exact nature of the locking region in the parameter plane given by the feedback strength and the pump current. This reveals interesting dynamics, including heteroclinic bifurcations, near the locking region, leading to different scenarios of possible transitions into and out of locking. We show how several special points act as organizing centers for the dynamics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4986, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XI, (25 July 2003);
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Bernd Krauskopf, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Kirk Green, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4986:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XI
Marek Osinski; Hiroshi Amano; Peter Blood, Editor(s)

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