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Multipulse excitability

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  • Sebastian Wieczorek
  • B Krauskopf
  • D Lenstra
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2001


An optically injected semiconductor laser can produce excitable multipulses. Homoclinic bifurcation curves confine experimentally accessible regions in parameter space where the laser emits a certain number of pulses after being triggered from its steady state by a single perturbation. This phenomenon is organized by a generic codimension-two homoclinic bifurcation and should also be observable in other systems.

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Additional information: Preprint of a paper later published by the American Physical Society (2002), Physical Review Letters, 88(6), ISSN 0031-9007

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