WIAS Preprint No. 2681, (2020)

Bifurcation structure of a swept source laser


  • Kovalev, Anton V.
  • Dmitriev, Pavel S.
  • Vladimirov, Andrei G.
  • Pimenov, Alexander
  • Huyet, Guillaume
  • Viktorov, Evgeniy A.

2008 Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme

  • 42.55.Px, 42.65.Sf, 42.60.Mi, 42.55.Ah, 02.30.Ks


  • Frequency swept souce, bifurcation structure




We numerically analyze a delay differential equation model of a short-cavity semiconductor laser with an intracavity frequency swept filter and reveal a complex bifurcation structure responsible for the asymmetry of the output characteristics of this laser. We show that depending on the direction of the frequency sweep of a narrowband filter, there exist two bursting cycles determined by different parts of a continuous-wave solutions branch.

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