Two-dimensional phase-space analysis and bifurcation study of the dynamical behaviour of a semiconductor ring laser
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2008
A basic rate equation model of a quantum-well semiconductor ring laser is reduced to two equations using asymptotic methods. The reduced model allows for analytical expressions of the bifurcation points, which will simplify future model parameter estimations, and motivates a two-dimensional phase-space description of the dynamical behaviour. An analysis of the bifurcation scenarios in different parameter regimes is pursued. Physical conditions for the emergence of the operating regimes are assessed quantitatively in terms of saturation processes and backscattering mechanisms.