Global view of complicated dynamics in optically injected semiconductor laser

S. Wieczorek, B. Krauskopf, D. Lenstra

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We use advanced techniques from bifurcation theory to examine the dynamics of single-mode semiconductor lasers with optical injection, modeled by three-dimensional rate equations. Key bifurcations, namely saddle-node, Hopf, period-doubling, saddle-node of limit cycle and torus bifurcations, are followed over a wide range of injection strengths and detunings for different fixed values of the linewidth enhancement factor (alpha) . Combining the stability diagram in parameter space with phase portraits provides a global and detailed view of complex dynamics of injected semi-conductor lasers. In particular, we concentrate here on different routes to phase locking, which can be surprisingly complicated. Our analysis reveals many regions of chaotic behavior and multistability in good agreement with experimental studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysics and simulation of optoelectronic devices VIII, 24 - 28 January 2000, San Jose, California
EditorsR.H. Binder, P. Blood, M. Osinski
Place of PublicationBellingham
ISBN (Print)0-8194-3561-9
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VIII - San Jose, United States
Duration: 24 Jan 200028 Jan 2000

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferencePhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose


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