Periodic orbits and synchronous chaos in lasers unidirectionally coupled via saturable absorbers
1 Department of Computer Science, Concordia University, 1455 boulevard de Maisonneuve O., Montréal, Québec H3G 1M8, Canada
2 Instituto de Física, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Apdo. Postal J-48, Puebla, Puebla 72570, Mexico
Received: 12 September 2016
Revised: 30 November 2016
Published online: 6 March 2017
We study a model for two unidirectionally coupled molecular lasers with a saturable absorber. Our numerical bifurcation study shows the existence of isolas of in-phase periodic solutions as physical parameters change. There are also other non-isola in-phase and intermediate-phase families of periodic oscillations. The coupling parameter strongly affects the stability of these periodic solutions. In this model the unstable periodic orbits belonging to the in-phase isolas constitute a skeleton of the attractor, when chaotic synchronization sets in for a set of physically relevant control parameters.
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