Temporal cavity solitons in a delayed model of a dispersive cavity ring laser
- Pimenov, Alexander
- Amiranashvili, Shalva
- Vladimirov, Andrei
2008 Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme
- 05.45.-a 02.30.Ks 42.55.Px 42.65.Pc 42.65.Tg
- Temporal cavity solitons, semiconductor laser, chromatic dispersion, time-delay model, large delay
Nonlinear localised structures appear as solitary states in systems with multistability and hysteresis. In particular, localised structures of light known as temporal cavity solitons were observed recently experimentally in driven Kerr-cavities operating in the anomalous dispersion regime when one of the two bistable spatially homogeneous steady states exhibits a modulational instability. We use a distributed delay system to study theoretically the formation of temporal cavity solitons in an optically injected ring semiconductor-based fiber laser, and propose an approach to derive reduced delay-differential equation models taking into account the dispersion of the intracavity fiber delay line. Using these equations we perform the stability and bifurcation analysis of injection-locked CW states and temporal cavity solitons.