Exploring multistability in semiconductor ring lasers: Theory and experiment

by Gelens, L., Beri, S., Van der Sande, G., Mezosi, G., Sorel, M., Danckaert, J. and Verschaffelt, G.
Abstract:
We report the first experimental observation of multistable states in a single-longitudinal mode semiconductor ring laser. We show how the operation of the device can be steered to either monostable, bistable, or multistable dynamical regimes in a controlled way. We observe that the dynamical regimes are organized in well-reproducible sequences that match the bifurcation diagrams of a two-dimensional model. By analyzing the phase space in this model, we predict how the stochastic transitions between multistable states take place and confirm it experimentally.
Reference:
Exploring multistability in semiconductor ring lasers: Theory and experiment Gelens, L., Beri, S., Van der Sande, G., Mezosi, G., Sorel, M., Danckaert, J. and Verschaffelt, G., Physical Review Letters, volume 102, pp. 193904, 2009.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{gelens_exploring_2009,
	title = {Exploring {multistability} in {semiconductor} {ring} {lasers}: {Theory} and {experiment}},
	volume = {102},
	shorttitle = {Exploring {Multistability} in {Semiconductor} {Ring} {Lasers}},
	url = {http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.193904},
	doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.193904},
	abstract = {We report the first experimental observation of multistable states in a single-longitudinal mode semiconductor ring laser. We show how the operation of the device can be steered to either monostable, bistable, or multistable dynamical regimes in a controlled way. We observe that the dynamical regimes are organized in well-reproducible sequences that match the bifurcation diagrams of a two-dimensional model. By analyzing the phase space in this model, we predict how the stochastic transitions between multistable states take place and confirm it experimentally.},
	number = {19},
	urldate = {2016-11-07},
	journal = {Physical Review Letters},
	author = {Gelens, L. and Beri, S. and Van der Sande, G. and Mezosi, G. and Sorel, M. and Danckaert, J. and Verschaffelt, G.},
	month = may,
	year = {2009},
	pages = {193904},
	file = {APS Snapshot:/home/jan/.zotero/zotero/djuw86a6.default/zotero/storage/GD35UGWA/PhysRevLett.102.html:text/html}
}