Multipulse excitability in a semiconductor laser with optical injection

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Wieczorek, S., Krauskopf, B. & Lenstra, D. (2002). Multipulse excitability in a semiconductor laser with optical injection. Physical Review Letters, 88(6):063901 In Scopus Cited 90 times.

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Abstract

 

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.