## Multimode dynamics in bidirectional laser cavities by folding space into time delay |

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 8496-8502 (2012)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.008496

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### Abstract

Multimode dynamics in bidirectional laser cavities can be accurately described by folding space into time delay. This results in a set of delayed algebraic equations that preserve the dynamics of all cavity modes while drastically reducing number of degrees of freedom. This reduction allows for both linear stability analysis and bifurcation diagram reconstruction, as well as integration times reduced by orders of magnitude.

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**OCIS Codes**

(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory

(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

**ToC Category:**

Lasers and Laser Optics

**History**

Original Manuscript: February 16, 2012

Revised Manuscript: March 20, 2012

Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2012

Published: March 27, 2012

**Citation**

J. Javaloyes and S. Balle, "Multimode dynamics in bidirectional laser cavities by folding space into time delay," Opt. Express **20**, 8496-8502 (2012)

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-8-8496

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