We introduce here a model which includes the thermal dynamics in the time evolution of a semiconductor Multiple quantum well microresonator, driven by a coherent holding beam. The active layer is electrically pumped, in order to obtain population inversion, but it is maintained below the lasing threshold. We show that the inclusion of thermal effects introduces a Hopf instability which may dominate the dynamical behaviour of the system in some operational regimes. In those cases our numerical simulations show that both spatial patterns and cavity solitons perform a drift motion in the transverse direction. This motion develops over the slow time scale which characterizes thermal effects.
|Titolo:||Thermal instabilites in semiconductor amplifiers|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950034021000011437|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|