Phase-space approach to directional switching in semiconductor ring lasers

by Gelens, L., Van der Sande, G., Beri, S. and Danckaert, J.
Abstract:
We show that a topological investigation of the phase space of a semiconductor ring laser can be used to devise switching schemes which are alternative to optical pulse injection of counterpropagating light. To provide physical insight in these switching mechanisms, a full bifurcation analysis and an investigation of the topology is performed on a two-dimensional asymptotic model. Numerical simulations confirm the topological predictions.
Reference:
Phase-space approach to directional switching in semiconductor ring lasers Gelens, L., Van der Sande, G., Beri, S. and Danckaert, J., Physical Review E, volume 79, pp. 016213, 2009.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{gelens_phase-space_2009,
	title = {Phase-space approach to directional switching in semiconductor ring lasers},
	volume = {79},
	url = {http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevE.79.016213},
	doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.79.016213},
	abstract = {We show that a topological investigation of the phase space of a semiconductor ring laser can be used to devise switching schemes which are alternative to optical pulse injection of counterpropagating light. To provide physical insight in these switching mechanisms, a full bifurcation analysis and an investigation of the topology is performed on a two-dimensional asymptotic model. Numerical simulations confirm the topological predictions.},
	number = {1},
	urldate = {2016-11-07},
	journal = {Physical Review E},
	author = {Gelens, L. and Van der Sande, G. and Beri, S. and Danckaert, J.},
	month = jan,
	year = {2009},
	pages = {016213},
	file = {APS Snapshot:/home/jan/.zotero/zotero/djuw86a6.default/zotero/storage/JPJMABCR/PhysRevE.79.html:text/html}
}