Multipulse excitability in a semiconductor laser with optical injection

S. Wieczorek, B. Krauskopf, D. Lenstra

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An optically injected semiconductor laser can produce excitable multipulses. Homoclinic bifurcation curves confine experimentally accessible regions in parameter space where the laser emits a certain number of pulses after being triggered from its steady state by a single perturbation. This phenomenon is organized by a generic codimension-two homoclinic bifurcation and should also be observable in other systems.
Original languageEnglish
Article number063901
Pages (from-to)063901-1/4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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