Strathprints Home | Open Access | Browse | Search | User area | Copyright | Help | Library Home | SUPrimo

Long-term spatiotemporal dynamics of solid-state lasers and vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

Oppo, G.L. and Yao, Alison and Prati, F. and de Valcarcel, G.J. (2009) Long-term spatiotemporal dynamics of solid-state lasers and vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers. Physical Review A, 79 (3). 033824. ISSN 1050-2947

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

The number of Maxwell-Bloch equations describing the spatiotemporal evolution of solid-state and semiconductor-based lasers can be reduced when the temporal scales of the fields and atomic variables are very different. We demonstrate the existence of slow (center) manifolds for models of solid-state lasers (such as Nd:YAG) and vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers and determine reduced equations in the presence of both diffraction and carrier diffusion. Two separate methods of obtaining the reduced equations are presented. Excellent agreement between the reduced models and the original equations is obtained when the slow manifolds are expanded in a perturbative series. Since stiffness is removed, the computational time for the long-term spatiotemporal dynamics of these devices can be strongly reduced, typically by 2 orders of magnitude.

Item type: Article
ID code: 19205
Keywords: Maxwell equations, solid lasers, spatiotemporal phenomena, surface emitting lasers, Optics. Light, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
Related URLs:
    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2010 16:41
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 03:22
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/19205

    Actions (login required)

    View Item