10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Ballroom II - Level B
Diode lasers are widely used in applications, such as consumer products as CD players and barcode scanners, and optical telecommunication. Many important aspects of their behavior are due to nonlinear effects. We concentrate on the two important mechanisms of optical injection and delayed optical feedback, both of which cause effects that are fundamentally nonlinear in nature. Different models are studied, notably by using bifurcation theory and numerical simulations, in the attempt to understand and control the dynamics. The models need to be checked, which leads to an intriguing interplay between experiments and theory. We want to communicate recent results on nonlinear dynamics of diode lasers and how they have been obtained. The intended audience includes researchers on lasers as well as applied mathematicians interested in concrete problems. As the methods are generally not unique to the field of lasers, we also hope for interest from other applied fields. The purpose is to exchange ideas and hopefully stimulate further research.
Organizer: Bernd Krauskopf
Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
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