Multipulse excitability in injected lasers

B. Krauskopf, S. Wieczorek, D. Lenstra

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Abstract

We show that a single-mode semiconductor laser subject to optical injection, and described by rate equations, can produce excitable multipulses, where the laser emits a certain number of pulses after being triggered from its steady state by a single perturbation. This phenomenon occurs in experimentally accessible regions in parameter space that are bounded by curves of n-homoclinic bifurcations, connecting a saddle to itself only at the n-threturn to a neighborhood of the saddle. These regions are organised in what we call 'homoclinic teeth' that grow in size and shape with the linewidth enhancement factor.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysics and simulation of optoelectronic devices XI : 27 - 31 January 2003, San Jose, California, USA
EditorsM. Osinski, H. Amano, P. Blood
Place of PublicationBellingham
PublisherSPIE
Pages432-439
ISBN (Print)0-8194-4786-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XI, January 27-31, 2003, San Jose, CA, USA - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 27 Jan 200331 Jan 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
Volume4986
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferencePhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XI, January 27-31, 2003, San Jose, CA, USA
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period27/01/0331/01/03

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    Krauskopf, B., Wieczorek, S., & Lenstra, D. (2003). Multipulse excitability in injected lasers. In M. Osinski, H. Amano, & P. Blood (Eds.), Physics and simulation of optoelectronic devices XI : 27 - 31 January 2003, San Jose, California, USA (pp. 432-439). (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 4986). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.481841