WIAS Preprint No. 947, (2004)

Passive mode-locking with slow saturable absorber: A delay differential model



Authors

  • Vladimirov, Andrei
  • Turaev, Dmitry

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 78A60 34C23

2008 Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme

  • 42.60.Fc,42.55.Px,42.60.Mi,42.65.Pc,42.60.Gd

Keywords

  • semiconductor laser, mode-locking, delay differential equations, bifurcations

Abstract

We propose and study a new model describing passive mode-locking in a semiconductor laser - a set of differential equations with time delay. Analytical analysis of this model is performed under the slow saturable absorber approximation. Bifurcations responsible for the appearance and break-up of mode-locking regime are studied numerically.

Appeared in

  • Phys. Rev. A, 72 (2005) pp. 033808/1-033808/13.

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