Analog simulation of a periodically modulated laser model

Mark C James, Frank Moss

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Abstract

We have designed an electronic circuit realization of a simple two-dimensional laser model with a periodically modulated cavity-loss parameter. The system displays a mode-locking sequence, period-doubling bifurcations, and modulation limit cycles followed by a transition to chaos. Oscillations in the unmodulated system, which exhibit only a nearly degenerate Hopf bifurcation, are weakly damped. In this paper we focus on the two principal locked modes and the bifurcation structure and make quantitative comparisons of our results with a recent theory that is due toErneux et al. [Phys. Rev. A 35, 1165(1987)]. Some dynamical behavior not considered by the theory is revealed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1121-1127
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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