Excitability in semiconductor microring lasers: Experimental and theoretical pulse characterization

by Gelens, L., Mashal, L., Beri, S., Coomans, W., Van der Sande, G., Danckaert, J. and Verschaffelt, G.
Abstract:
We characterize the operation of semiconductor microring lasers in an excitable regime. Our experiments reveal a statistical distribution of the characteristics of noise-triggered optical pulses that is not observed in other excitable systems. In particular, an inverse correlation exists between the pulse amplitude and duration. Numerical simulations and an interpretation in an asymptotic phase space confirm and explain these experimentally observed pulse characteristics.
Reference:
Excitability in semiconductor microring lasers: Experimental and theoretical pulse characterization (Gelens, L., Mashal, L., Beri, S., Coomans, W., Van der Sande, G., Danckaert, J. and Verschaffelt, G.), In Physical Review A, volume 82, 2010.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{gelens_excitability_2010,
	title = {Excitability in semiconductor microring lasers: {Experimental} and theoretical pulse characterization},
	volume = {82},
	shorttitle = {Excitability in semiconductor microring lasers},
	url = {http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.82.063841},
	doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.82.063841},
	abstract = {We characterize the operation of semiconductor microring lasers in an excitable regime. Our experiments reveal a statistical distribution of the characteristics of noise-triggered optical pulses that is not observed in other excitable systems. In particular, an inverse correlation exists between the pulse amplitude and duration. Numerical simulations and an interpretation in an asymptotic phase space confirm and explain these experimentally observed pulse characteristics.},
	number = {6},
	urldate = {2016-11-07},
	journal = {Physical Review A},
	author = {Gelens, L. and Mashal, L. and Beri, S. and Coomans, W. and Van der Sande, G. and Danckaert, J. and Verschaffelt, G.},
	month = dec,
	year = {2010},
	pages = {063841},
	file = {APS Snapshot:/home/jan/.zotero/zotero/djuw86a6.default/zotero/storage/B33A94GC/PhysRevA.82.html:text/html}
}