Bifurcation structure of a swept source laser
- Kovalev, Anton V.
- Dmitriev, Pavel S.
- Vladimirov, Andrei G.
- Pimenov, Alexander
- Huyet, Guillaume
- Viktorov, Evgeniy A.
2008 Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme
- 42.55.Px, 42.65.Sf, 42.60.Mi, 42.55.Ah, 02.30.Ks
- Frequency swept souce, bifurcation structure
We numerically analyze a delay differential equation model of a short-cavity semiconductor laser with an intracavity frequency swept filter and reveal a complex bifurcation structure responsible for the asymmetry of the output characteristics of this laser. We show that depending on the direction of the frequency sweep of a narrowband filter, there exist two bursting cycles determined by different parts of a continuous-wave solutions branch.