Wednesday, May 21

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Ballroom II - Level B

Fundamental Nonlinear Dynamics of Diode Lasers

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

10:00 Bifurcations to Periodic Solutions in Diode Lasers Subject to Injection
A. Gavrielides and V. Kovanis, Phillips Laboratory; T. Erneux and G. Lythe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
10:30 Bifurcation Analysis of a Phase-Amplitude Model of an Injected Diode Laser
Bernd Krauskopf, Organizer; Daan Lenstra and Wim van der Graaf, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
11:00 Control of Optical Turbulence in High Brightness Semiconductor Lasers
Jerome V. Moloney and David Hochheiser, University of Arizona
11:30 Controlling Temporal and Spatio-Temporal Dynamics in Semiconductor Lasers by Delayed Optical Feedback
Markus Muenkel, University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany; Christian Simmendinger and Ortwin Hess, Institute of Technical Physics, DLR, Germany

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