Excitability in optical systems close to -symmetry

by Beri, S., Mashall, L., Gelens, L., Van der Sande, G., Mezosi, G., Sorel, M., Danckaert, J. and Verschaffelt, G.
Abstract:
We report theoretically and experimentally on excitability in semiconductor ring lasers in order to reveal a mechanism of excitability, general for systems close to Z 2 -symmetry. The global shapes of the invariant manifolds of a saddle in the vicinity of a homoclinic loop determine the origin of excitability and the features of the excitable pulses. We show how to experimentally make a semiconductor ring laser excitable by breaking the Z 2 -symmetry in a controlled way. The experiments confirm the theoretical predictions.
Reference:
Excitability in optical systems close to -symmetry (Beri, S., Mashall, L., Gelens, L., Van der Sande, G., Mezosi, G., Sorel, M., Danckaert, J. and Verschaffelt, G.), In Physics Letters A, volume 374, 2010.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{beri_excitability_2010,
	title = {Excitability in optical systems close to -symmetry},
	volume = {374},
	issn = {0375-9601},
	url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0375960109015035},
	doi = {10.1016/j.physleta.2009.11.070},
	abstract = {We report theoretically and experimentally on excitability in semiconductor ring lasers in order to reveal a mechanism of excitability, general for systems close to Z 2 -symmetry. The global shapes of the invariant manifolds of a saddle in the vicinity of a homoclinic loop determine the origin of excitability and the features of the excitable pulses. We show how to experimentally make a semiconductor ring laser excitable by breaking the Z 2 -symmetry in a controlled way. The experiments confirm the theoretical predictions.},
	number = {5},
	urldate = {2016-11-07},
	journal = {Physics Letters A},
	author = {Beri, S. and Mashall, L. and Gelens, L. and Van der Sande, G. and Mezosi, G. and Sorel, M. and Danckaert, J. and Verschaffelt, G.},
	month = jan,
	year = {2010},
	keywords = {Excitability, Fluctuations, Nonlinear dynamics, Semiconductor ring laser, Stochastic dynamics},
	pages = {739--743},
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}