We have designed an electronic circuit realization of a simple two-dimensional laser model with a periodically modulated cavity-loss parameter. The system displays a mode-locking sequence, period-doubling bifurcations, and modulation limit cycles followed by a transition to chaos. Oscillations in the unmodulated system, which exhibit only a nearly degenerate Hopf bifurcation, are weakly damped. In this paper we focus on the two principal locked modes and the bifurcation structure and make quantitative comparisons of our results with a recent theory that is due toErneux et al. [Phys. Rev. A 35, 1165(1987)]. Some dynamical behavior not considered by the theory is revealed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics|
|State||Published - May 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics