The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 223, Issue 13, pp 2847–2856 | Cite as

A numerical bifurcation study of a basic model of two coupled lasers with saturable absorption

Regular Article Bifurcations and Chaos
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  1. Advanced Computational and Experimental Techniques in Nolinear Dynamics. Guest Editors: Elbert E.N. Macau and Carlos L. Pando Lambruschini (Eds.)


We consider a basic rate-equation model for the gains and intensities of two identical lasers that are mutually coupled via fast saturable absorbers. A numerical bifurcation study with the software package AUTO reveals the prevalence of multistability between different types of stable solutions of the system, including stationary states and in-phase, anti-phase and intermediate-phase oscillations.


Hopf Bifurcation European Physical Journal Special Topic Bifurcation Diagram Semiconductor Laser Saturable Absorber 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceConcordia UniversityMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.Instituto de FísicaBenemérita Universidad Autónoma de PueblaPueblaMéxico

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